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

A concrete cottage designed in the form of a Greek cross to admit more light,   pp. 60-61


Page 61

              A CONCRETE COTTAGE
availabic   and   also  an  unusual
anlunut   of  light aiiul air.   Ihe
fouiidation is of concrete and is
cuntinued   upward    on  a    gentle
slant from the ground to a line
at  the base  of   the windows    on
the first floor, which givcs a con-
tilmous horizontal linc on a level
with the parapets of the porches
that   are  placed  on  either  side
ot the front wing.
   The main entrance l)orch is at
the right of the house, as shown
in the half<tone illustration, while
the  kitchen  is  entered from the
porch on the left.  The rear porch
is recessed and exten(ls the whole
width    of the wing,   being  large
enough to serve as a very com-
fortable  dining room.    For this
style of house we would recom-
mend     that all  the  porches   be
floored with   red cement divided
into squares.  As shown in the il-
lustration   of   the interior,  the
rooms on the first floor are sep-
arate(l  \vith the  opeii post<aiid<
panel construction, which merely
indicates a division between them.
     r
A SECTION OF THE LIVING ROOM,   SHOWING ENTRANcE HALL, STAIRWAY, cHIMNEYPIECE,
FIRESIDE SEAT AND A
GLIMPSE OF THE DINING ROOM.  NOTE THE WAY THE WOODWORK IS USED TO CARRY THE
SAME STRUCTURAL IDEA
THROUGHOUT THE WHOLE LOWER FLOOR.
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