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

A rustic cabin that is meant for a weekend cottage or a vacation home,   p. 85


Page 85

A RUSTIC CABIN THAT IS MEANT FOR A WEEK-
END COTTAGE OR A VACATION HOME
THIS is another example of the cottages
        built at Craftsman Farms and is some-
        what larger than the stone cabin shown
        Ofl page 8i, as it con-
tains a bathroom and a re-
cessed    porch which   serves
as an open air dining room,
in   addition  to  the  living
room,     two  bedrooms   and
kitchen    provided    in the
smaller cottage.
   The    walls are   sheathed
with   boards   eight  or ten
inches     wide   and   seven-
eighths    of an   inch thick.
A truss of hewn timber in
each gable. projecting a foot
and a half from the face of
the wall, not only gives add-
ed support to the roof, but
forms   a  (lecorative feature
that   relieves the    extreme
simplicity of   the   construc-
tion.   The   casement   win-
dows are all hung so they
will swing outwar(l and are
mostly small and set rather
high   in  the Wall.   At the
ends of the building these
casements are protected by
simple    shutters, each  one
made of two wide hoards with either heart
shaped or circular piercing.  These solid shut-
ters provide ample shelter in severe weather.
Published in The Craftsman, November, IQoR.
                             FRONT VIEW OF CABIN, SHOWING DECORATIVE USE
OF TRUSS IN THE GABLE.
FLOOR PLAN.


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