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

A roomy, inviting farmhouse, designed for pleasant home life in the country,   pp. 52-53


Page 53

          A ROOMY, INVITING FARMHOUSE
the most attractive features  of the house as seen  froiri
the outside.  They are all casements made to swing out-
ward  and   are grotiped  in  long horizontal  lines that
harmonize admirably with the low-pitched roof and the
wide low look of the house as    a whole.  The   shutters
are made of xvide clapboards like those used on the walls,
four boards to each shutter, with a heart-shaped piercing
cut out of the two central hoards hefore they are fitted
together.   These shutters are wide enough to cover the
whole window when closed.     The windows that give light
to the three front bedrooms upstairs are
grouped into one long dormer, the case--
ments being divided by two plaster panels,
behind which come the ends of the parti-
tions between the bedrooms.    This dormer
adds  greatly to  the  effect of the whole
building, as  it breaks the long sweep of
the roof without introducing a false line.
  The 1plan of the interior is simple to a
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degree, as the rooms are arranged with a
view to making the work of the household as
light as possible.  The greater part of the
lower floor is taken up by the large living
room,  which practically includes  the dining
room,  as   the division between  them is so
slight as to  be hardly more   than the sug<
gestion of a partition on either side of the
wide opening.   The front door opens into an
entry or vestibule which is divided from the
living  room  by a curtain and,    where pro-
vision is made, for hanging up hats and coats
and   for keeping other outdoor    belongings.
LIVING ROOM OF THE FARMHOUSE SHOWING FIREPLAcE NOOK WITH BUILT-IN SEATS AND
CASEMENT WINDOWS;
THE ENTRY APPEARS AT ONE SIDE OF THE NOOK.


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