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

A craftsman farm house that is comfortable, homelike and beautiful,   pp. 38-41


Page 40

  A HOMELIKE AND BEAUTJFIJL CRAFTSMAN FARMHOUSE
heights.  The  entrance porch, which      is  of
ample size, is recessed to its full width.  The
timbers  which accent the  construction     give
special interest to the interior, as they are so
placed as to add to the apparent width of the
house, and are arranged so as to avoid, by
means of the prominent horizontal lines of the
beams,   any possible  Œspotty² effect    \Vhich
might result if the vertical lines of the frame-
work were not so relieved.   This device is
especially apparent in the grouping of       the
three windows which light the gable.        The
plan of the house makes it necessary that these
be rather far apart, but they are built together
by the beams so as to form a symmetrical
group rather than to give the impression of
three separate windows in a broad wall space.
The same effect is preserved throughout the
lower story by the massive beam which extends
the entire width of the house, not only de-
fining  the height of the lower   story but
serving   as a  strong connecting  line for
the  win(low  and  door framings  which all
spring  from  the  foundation to the height
of this beam.
 A small vestibule, which serves to cut off
dratights that might come from the entrance
(loor, opens into the central ball which forms
a connecting link between the living room on
one side and the library and dining room on
the other.  The staircase, which is opposite
the entrance, is placed well toward the back
CORNER OF LIVING ROOM, SHOWING TREATMENT OF WALL SPACES BY A VERY SIMPLE
USE OF THE WOODWORK, WHICH
IS USED TO GiVE THE EFFECT OF A BROAD, PLAIN FRIEZE. NOTE THE MANNER IN WHICH
THE  WINDOW AND DOOR
FRAMINGS ARE RELATED TO THE LOWER BEAM OF THIS FRIEZE.
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