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

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


Page 64

AN UNUSUALLY INTERESTiNG
BUNGAL() W
  RUNES.   TIlE (iLA~S DOOR IS THE MAIN ENTRANCE DOOR OF TIlE JIOUSE.
  The construction of the living room is very
interesting, as everything   is reveale(l up to
the ridge pole and rafters of the roof.   The
roof itself has such a long sweep that there
would be hanger of its sagging, were it not
for the   trusses that hrace it in the  center.
These trusses, in addition to their use, add
much to the (lecorative effect of the structure.
Across the front and (lown the sihie of the
living room to the fireplace is a built<in seat
l)aIJele(l below and backed xvith a wainscot of
\-jointed hoards.   If desired, the top of this
seat can be hinged in   sections, making the
lower part a place for storing things.    The
win(1o\v  above   the seat in front  gives  an
unusually   interesting effect, as there  is a
group   of rlotible casements on  what   in an
or(lillarv house wotild be the lower floor, and
another group of single casements, the cen-
ter one higher than the sides, jtist above the
frieze and beam.   Another casement set high
in  the wall  is placed oppo~ite  the fireplace.
correspi)n(ling in position to the (loor which
ilPeilS iip~ii the porch.
   Extending to a poiiit half way across th C
opening into   the hall is the   halconv  which
forms   the   upstairs  sitting  room  this   is
divided from the living room only by a rail<
ing.  The Boor of this balcony forms the ceil-
ing of the dining room, which is separated
from   the living room   only by    rloiible cup-
boards made to he used as hookcases on one
side an(l china closets on the other.     These
cupboards extend to the same height as the
windlow<Sills and  mantel,  carrying this   line
arounol the room.    The space above is open
and htmg with     small curtains.   This  effect
of a small low dining room recessed from a
living room   that runs  clear to   the roof  is
delightful in the sense it gives of homelike
comfort, as the effect is that of a snug little
retreat olevoted to good cheer.
DETAIL OF ro~ COURT, SHOWING CONSTRUCTION OF THE PERGOLA AND THE USE OF VINES,
SHRUBS AND FLOWER
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