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

A plaster house upon which wood has been liberally used,   pp. 68-69


Page 69

          A PLASTER AND  rrii~ji~ii hOUSE
darker   stone would   be very  effective with
either  gray or  green   cement.   As   to the
\voOclwork, we would suggest cypress, which is
inexpensive, (itirable an(i beautiful in color and
grain when finished according to the process
we describe elsewhere in this book.  The color
un(ler this treatment is a rich warm brown
which, when used for the half<timber con-
struction, window framings and balustrades,
would look equally well with plaster either
left in the natural gray or given a tone of bis-
cuit color or of dull green.
  Some idea of the interior woo(lwork is given
in the detail drawings.  A great deal of wood
is used in the form of wainscoting, grilles and
                                           the like, and the whole scheme
of decoration
                                           an(l furnishing naturally is founded
on this
                                           use of wood. It would be best
to treat the upper
                                           walls and ceilings of the hall,
living room and
                                           dining room alike, as the object
is to give a
                                           sense of space, dignity an(l restfulness
to the
                                           l)art of the house that is most
lived in and this
                                           effect is best obtained by having
no change in
                                           the background. The rooms open
into each other
                                           in such a way as to suggest one
large room
                                           irregularly shaped and  full of
recesses, and
                                           any marked (lifference in the
treatment of the
                                           walls is apt to produce an effect
of patchiness
                                           as well as the restlessness that
comes from
                                           marked variations in our home
surroundings.
SECONI) STORY FLOOR PLAN.
DETAIL DRAWING SHOWING CONSTRUCTION AND PLACING OF wAINScOT, DOOR, STAIRCASE
AND LANDING.
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