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

A roomy, homelike farmhouse for lovers of plain and wholesome country life,   pp. 66-67


Page 67

A ROOMY,
hOMELIKE FARMIIOIIJSE
ground much better if the foundation is
accommodated to the natural irregulari-
ties and if the floor of the porch is very
little elevated above the turf.
  The interior arrangement, while sim-
plicity itself, is very convenient.  There
is hardly anything to mark the divisions
between the reception hall, living room
and dining room, so that these names
rather serve to indicate the uses to which
the different parts of this one large room
may be put than to imply that they are
separate rooms.   In the very center of
the  house  is the large   fireplace  nook
which naturally forms the center of in-
terest  and  attraction, with  its   ample
chimneypiece of the split field stone and
the comfortable fireside seat beside the
hearth.   Were it not for the arrange-
ment   of this laroe open    space.   there
might be a sense of bareness; hut this
is entirely obviated by the  shape of the
room, the prominence given to the fire-
side nook, and the liberal use of wood in
the form of beams, wainscots, seats and
such built-in fixtures as may be necessary.
SECOND STORY ~LA14.
FIRESIDE NOOK, GIVING AN IDEA OF THE BROAD CIIIMNEYPIECE BUILT OF SPLIT FIELD
STONE AND OF THE FIRESIDE
SEAT, WHICH IS MADE OF WIDE BOARDS V-JOINTED.
67


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