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

A roomy, inviting farmhouse, designed for pleasant home life in the country,   pp. 52-53


Page 52

A ROOMY, INVITING FARMHOUSE, DESIGNED FOR
PLEASANT HOME LIFE IN THE COUNTRY
BELIEVING that no form of (iwelling better repays
       the thought and    care put upon it than (loes the
       farmhouse, we give here a (lesign for the kind of
       house that is meant above all things to furnish
a pleasant, convenient and comfortable environment for
farm life and farm work.
  The house is low, broad an(l comfortable looking in its
proportions and exceedingly simple in (lesign and con-
struction.  The walls are sheathed with clap<
boards and rest upon a foundation of field
stone that is sunk so low as to be hardly per-
ceptible, so that the house, while perfectly
sanitary and well dlraine(l, seems very close
to the ground.  The clapboards are eight or
ten inches wide and should be at least seven-
eighths of an inch thick.  Although they are
to be laid like all clapboards, the thickness of
the boards will necessitate a small triangular
strip between each board and the joist to
which it is nailed.  This support prevents the
boards from warping or splitting,   as they
might do if nailed directly to the joist with-
out any support between.
  The grouping of the windows is one of
Published in The Craftsman, December, a~o5.
 VIEW SHOWING FRONT PORCH, OUTSIDE
KITcHEN AND [aIRMEN.
FIRST STORY FLOOR PLAN.


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