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Stickley, Gustav, 1858-1942. / Craftsman homes
(1909)

A craftsman city house designed to accommodate two families,   pp. 36-37


Page 36

A CRAFTSMAN CITY HOUSE DESIGNED TO ACCOM.
MODATE TWO FAMILIES
SOME       little time    ago a  problem  was
     brought to us which proved interesting,
     not only in itself but on account of its
     application to a condition which in city
life is almost universal.  It was this  A man
living in Brooklyn, who owned a lot thirty
feet wide by a hundred feet deep, desired to
build within this space a Craftsman house
which should not only show a departure from
the usual design of the city house in such
matters as economy of space, arrangement of
rooms, and interesting structural features that
would serve as a basis for interior decorations
and furnishing, but would accommodate two
families who (lesired to live in(lependently of
one another, as they would in separate houses.
 It had often been brought to our attention
by people living in cities that most of our
plans  were for detached      (lwellings in the
country or  the suburbs,     where the  houses
could have the environment of ample grounds
an(l he given all the room necessary to carry
out any idea of arrangement that might seem
desirable.  This method of living in the open
with plenty of room and green groxving things
all around has always been so much more in
accordance with the Craftsman idea of a home
environment than any house cramped to fit
the (limensions of a city lot, that our stigges-
tions for house building have as a rule nat-
urally taken the form of dwellings best fitted
for the country.  The number and frequency,
however, of the requests which have come to
us from time to time for city houses made the
problem shown here one that we took much
interest in working out.
 As the owner desired a detached house with
a walk on either side it was necessary to bring
the dimensions of our plan   within a very
narrow space.   Accordingly the width of the
Poblished in Tj,e Craftsman, October, 1907.
         VIEW OF FRONT AND SIDE, INDICATING THE 51 ILLARiTY IN ARRANGEMENT
OF UPPER AND LDWER FLOORS.


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