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

A small shingled house that shows many interesting structural features,   pp. 50-51


Page 51

             A SMALL SHINGLED HOUSE
built to stand rough weather and this sturd-
iness is the direct cause of the wealth of at-
tractive structural features.  The roof of the
porch projects two and a half feet, which af-
fords protection even in a (iriving storm. Also
for protection, all the exposed windows are
capped hy little shingled hoods which come up
from the walls and which, in addition to their
usefulness, form one of the most charming fea-
tures of the whole construction. The eaves of
the main roof project over the front for two
and a half feet, and the weight is supported by
purlins placed at the peak of the roof and
at this connection with each of the side walls.
This  widely projecting roof    gives a  most
comfortable effect of shelter and    homelike-
ness, an effect which is heightened 1w the way
in which the quaint little casement windows
on the second story seem to hide under its
wing.  The view of the living room shown
in the illustration is that which would be seen
by anyone looking through the triple case-
ment on the side wall.  The first thing seen
1w one entering from the porch would be the
fireplace, which is thrown diagonally across
the corner with a small built-in seat between
it and the landing of the staircase.  The fire-
place is made of rough red brick, with a stone
mantel-shelf ser on a line with the wainscot.
-INTLRIOR LLE.VAT1ON -OY-LIVINI~ Woorvr.
                      rAcINrNOI¹4T~Or.J-~D¹J~,r..
SECOND STORY FLOOR PLAN.
LIVING ROOM SHOWING cORNER FIREPLACE, BUILT-IN SEAT  AND STAIR LANDING, WITH
A VIEW OF THE ENTRANCE
DOOR AT THE SIDE.
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