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

A roomy, homelike farmhouse for lovers of plain and wholesome country life,   pp. 66-67


Page 66

A ROOMY, HOMELIKE FARMHOUSE FOR LOVERS
OF PLAIN AND WHOLESOME COUNTRY LIFE
B 0TH in exterior seeming and in inte-
       rior  arrangement    and  finish,  this
       building is essentially a farmhouse,<
       not  of the   comfortless type
that we have been accustomed to of
late years, but one that is reminiscent
of earlier days, when a farmhouse was
in very truth the homestead and as
such was large, substantial, comfort-
able and inviting.  The design is very
simple, with claphoarded or shingled
walls and a broad sheltering roof, the
straight sweep of which is broken by
a large dormer on either side.   The
wide veranda   in   front is recessed,
forming a sheltered porch that could
be used for much outdoor life.   The
windows    as suggested  here  are all
casements, those on the tipper story
being protected from the weather by
the broadly overhanging roof and the
lower ones sheltered by hoods.     At
the front of the house the dormer is
extended to form a good-sized sleep-
ing porch and at the back it accommo-
dates the bathroom.
  As the oerieral effect of the house
is broad   and lo\v, it is fitting that
very little of the foundation  should
be visible.   A  far better effect is given if
no attempt is made to establish too strict a
grade  line,  as the house seems  to fit the
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