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

The craftsman's house: a practical application of our theories of home building,   pp. 45-49


Page 48

               THE CRAFTSMAN┬╣S hOUSE
vaults for vegetables and the like are sunk
into the side of the hill.
  No effort has been made to give the ap-
pearance of a grade line, the ground being
allowed  to    preserve  its  natural  contour
around the stone walls of the first story.  The
tipper walls   are of plaster  and half-timber
construction.   The plaster is given a rough
pebble<dash finish and a tone of (lull brown-
ish green brushed off afterward so that the
color effect varies with the irregularity of the
~urface.  In each one of the large panels iii-
timatelv picture tiles will be set, symbolizing
the (lifferent farm   aiid village industries,<
for example, one    will  show the blacksmith
at his forge   another a woman spinning flax
others  will  depict the  sower,  the  plowman
and such typical figures of farm life.   These
tiles will be very dull and rough in finish and
colored  with  (lark  reds, greens. blues, dull
yellows  and   other  colors which   harmonize
with the tints of wood and stone.
ENI) OF LIVING ROOM, ILLUSTRATING HOW THE sTAIRcASE  WITH  ITS  LANIIINO
MAY  BE  MADE  THE  PROMINENT
STRUCTt:RAL FEATURE OF A  ROOM.
DETAIL OF LIVING ROOM SHOWING FIREPLACE, DOORS
INTO SUN ROOM AND ENTRANCE TO VESTIBULE.
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