Stickley, Gustav, 1858-1942. / Craftsman homes
A bungalow of irregular form and unusually interesting construction, pp. 62-65
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~¹LAt~ 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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