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

A bungalow of irregular form and unusually interesting construction,   pp. 62-65


Page 63

      AN UNUSUALLY INTERESTING BUNGALOW
of the house between the two gables     is a
recessed court, paved with   red cement cut
into squares like tiles and roofed over with a
pergola of which the beautiful construction is
shown in the    de-
tail  given of this
court.
    The large porch
at the side of the
house   is intended
for    an   outdoor
living  and  dining
room    and  corre-
sponds   closely in
arrangement    with
the   rooms  which
open upon it.   Its
construction is the
same    as that  of
the   court, except
that it is sheltered by a wide-
eaved roof instead of a pergola
and is so arranged that it can     corDrLooR~DRO~┬╣LAt~
be easily closed in for cold or
stormy weather.   At the end next the living
room there is a large fireplace built of split
stone, which exactly corresponds with the fire-
place in the indoor living room. A good fire
of logs on this outdoor hearth gives the same
effect of warmth and cheer as a camp fire.
If casements were placed all around the porch
so that it could be entirely
closed in time of storm and
cold, it might be an excellent
idea to floor it smoothly with
wood    for dancing;  but if
                                         and wind soon roughen the best wood
floor.
                                           The house is rich in fireplaces,
for not only
                                         are there the large chimneypieces,
in the liv-
                                         ing room and on the porch adjoining,
but two
                                         of the bedrooms on the lower floor
have corner
                                         fireplaces.  As the kitchen is so
placed as to
                                         he practically detached from the
remainder of
                                           the house, another flue is necessary
for the
                                           kitchen range.
                                             From the court the entrance
door opens
                                           into a small square hall, which
is practically
                                           an alcove of the living room and
which
                                                                  connects
by a nar-
                                                                  row passage
 with
                                                                  the  bedrooms
 at
                                                                  the  opposite
side
                                                                  of the
house. The
                                                                  bathroom
is placed
                                                                  almost
in the cen-
                                                                  ter of
the house,
                                                                  which 
 might  be
                                                                  undesirable
 if it
                                                                  were  
 not  com-
                                                                  p 1 e t
e 1 y shut off
                                                                  from the
living
                                                                  rooms by
the plan
                                                                  of the
hall and by
                                                                  the same
plan
                                                                  made easily
acces-
                                                                  sible to
the three
                                                                  bedrooms.


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