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

Two inexpensive but charming cottages for women who want their own homes,   pp. 72-73


Page 72

TWO INEXPENSIVE BUT CHARMING COTTAGES
FOR WOMEN WHO WANT THEIR OWN HOMES
iT has always seemed      to us that if there
      is one kind  of dwelling that is more
      generally needed than another, it is the
      small and inexpensive, yet comfortable
and homelike, cottag-e that can be built almost
for the year¹s rent of a flat, or even of room
and board in a
boarding house,
.and that would
serve as a home
for two or three
people.  Especi-
ally is this sort
of    a  house
needed by wom-
 en   of limited
means<women
who either work
at home or pos-
sihlv in an office
or   shop    and
who    need   all
the   home  com-
fort   they  cat¹
get,  instead of
dragging out an
existence   in a
boarding house or
day in a flat.
   These cottages each would serve to accom-
modate a group    of three or  four and the
number might even be stretched to six in case
of very congenial people who did not mind
facing the bughear of rent
sharing their rooms.  The houses as repre-
sentedi here are huilt of field stone, hut the
(lesigns would serve equally well for concrete,
<a form of construction that \voIil(l greatly
lessen the cost,<or for frame houses covered
with shingles, clapboards, or even with plain
                            hoards and bat-
                            tens. In      fact,
                            after the initial
                            cost of the     lot
                            in some suburb
                            not too far away
                            from  the     place
                            of  ern~plovment.
                            it should     be a
                            very easy     mat-
                            ter for two     or
                            three w o m e n
                            who   felt    that
                            they would like
                            to make a home
                            for  themselves
                            to combine their
                            resources     a n C
                            build   one     of
                            these   little
                            houses. E y e ii
the cost of the lot might he very greatly les-
sened if it were possible to huild in a village
near the city or rioht out in the country,   it
is the woman who is stranded in some for-
lorn hall bedroom, or who is forced to feel
that she is a superfluous member of some-
one else¹s family, who wotild mo¹4 welcome
the dignity and content that w¹ould be found
Published in Œ1 he Craftsman, March, 1904.
     STONE COTTAGE \yITii RECESSED lORcil .\ NO RLNGAIOW ROOF.
FIRST STORY FLOOR PLAN.
5ECOND STORY FLOOR PLAN.
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