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

A bungalow of irregular form and unusually interesting construction,   pp. 62-65


Page 62

A BUNGALOW OF IRREGULAR FORM AND UNUSU-
ALLY INTERESTING CONSTRUCTION
THE plans and drawings of this bun-
      galow, while partly  our  own,  are
      adapted from rough sketches sent us
      by one of our stibscribers, Mr. George
D. Rand, of Auburndale, Mass.   1\Ir. Rand
is an architect who has retired from active
work, and these sketches were made for his
own bungalow, which is situated in the moun-
tain region of New Hampshire.  In sending
us the sketches, Mr. Rand kindly gave us per-
mission to use the idea as outlined by him,
with such alterations as seemed best to us.
In accordance with this permission, we make
quite a number of minor modifications in the
original design, and many of the suggestions
for construction are our own.
  The house is somewhat irregular in design,
but is so admirably proportioned and planned
that ~he broken lines impress one as they do
when seen in some old English house that has
grown into its present shape through centuries
of alteration in response to changing needs.
It seems above all things to be a house fitted
to crown a hilltop in the open country, espe-
cially where the slope is something the same
as indicated in the site here shown.  The line
from the back of the roof down to the boat
landing comes as near to being a        perfect
relation of house and ground as is often seen,
and this relation is of the first importance in
the attempt to suit a house to its environment.
  The exterior walls and the     roof   are of
shingles, and the foundations, parapets, col-
umns and chimneys are of split stone laid up
in dark cement.  The construction of the roof
is admirable and, with all the irregularity,
there  is a certain ample graciousness    and
dignity in line and proportion.  At the front
Published in The Craftsman, April, 1907
            VIEW OF THE BUNGALOW Si-lOWiNG COURT AND PERGOLA, DINING PORCH
AND SLOPE OF THE HILL.
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