Stickley, Gustav, 1858-1942. / Craftsman homes
A craftsman city house designed to accommodate two families, pp. 36-37
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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