1835 South Layton Boulvard is one of just four examples of the American System-Built Homes Model C3. (It is also identified as “Cottage A” in early drawings). The home is located on the northwest corner of South Layton Boulevard and West Burnham Street. This simple rectangular cottage is a low-ground hugging structure that has a hipped tile roof and broad overhanging eaves. The focal point of the exterior is the entrance tucked into the cutaway corner, which is emphasized by a broad, stone chimney pylon and an open terrace boarded by a low masonry planter. The horizontal design emphasis of the structure is further expressed through the use of broad bands of casement windows. Originally the exterior was finished in stucco with board trim, but in 1956 it was resided with precast coral stone. The glazed tile is a replacement for the original asphalt roofing. The originally open side porch has been glazed for year round use.
Other Model C3 homes were constructed in Oshkosh, WI, Lake Bluff, IL, and Wilmette, IL