Plaw, John, 1744 or 5-1820 / Sketches for country houses, villas, and rural dwellings; calculated for persons of moderate income, and for comfortable retirement.
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(4) X -The overing may be of flates, copper, wood painted, ocoated,toefift i:eather, &c.; but for Cottages, thatch is certainly moft charafteriflic, and may :-be of .raw, reeds,. ruhes, &c.; the windows in cafements of 6iad lead, or in the pa-tent compofition; the external appearance of rough ftucco, or rough call. Such, I am fure, with a regular elevation, if properly adapted to the Surrounding fce- a:n e~y, will have asgreat a fhare of pilurefque effedt as good talfc can defiree and eO ii confiftent wthcivilized life; 's 'Where fimple Nature's hand, with noble grate, -0>- Diffufes artlefs beauties oer the place." Sice the publication of my former Work, Ferme Ore, in which 1 took the earlierf opportunity of mentioning the 'P/B method of building Cottages, the procefs entire, with the feveral manners of doing the fame, have been amply de- tailed by Mr. Holland, Archited, and have been publifhed by the Board- of -Agriculture in their quarto volume of" Communications." From the favourable flatement there given, this method has been pradlifed by feveral Gentlemen with - fuccefs; from fome of whom I underfland the favings to be about one third part of the expenfe of the walls: the other parts and finifhings remain as ufual7 The following Defigns have principally been made for, and adapted to parti- cular fituations, the leading features of which are generally portrayed in the Surrounding fcenery. This adapting of a Houfe to its fituation, I confider of fo great importance, that I cannot refift the temptation of adding the judicious re- marks of an ingenious and accurate mind on the propriety and fitnefs of cha. rafer, or do proper Situations for an Houfe." However * various opinions may be on the choice- of a fituation for an Houfe, yet there appear to be certain principles on which fuch choice ought to be founded; and thefe may be deduced from the following confiderations: ' Firft, The natural charader of the furrounding country. e44 condly, The flyle, charaCter, and fize of the Houfe. 'This is part of the third chapter of" UriSic/s and Hints on Landfcae Garng," l'y H. REPTOP, E£.; a work of great take and igenuitry, wbich, from its great rarity and price, unforuately can be coofulted only by ew. . I 66 A nircily,
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