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

A log house that will serve either as a summer camp or a country home,   pp. 74-75


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                  A LOG HOUSE
selected for their straightness and
symmetry.
  The wide porches that extend all
along both sides of the house afford
plenty of room for outdoor living.
As shown in the picture, one end of
the porch at the front of the house
is recessed to form a square dining
porch, which opens into the kitchen
and also into the big room.  This is
a combined living room and indoor
dining room, to    be used  for the
latter  purpose  only  in  chilly or
stormy   weather,  if  the house is
meant for a summer camp.
  The general effect of this room
is in exact harmony with the ex-
terior of the house.  The door from
the porch opens into an entry which
on one side gives access to the two
bedrooms at the front of the house
antI on the other leads by a ~vide
opening into the main room.    The
walls and partitions are of logs and
the ceiling is beamed with logs flat-
tened on the upper side to support
the floor above.   The fireplace, like the chim-
ney outside, is btiilt of split stone, a material
especially suited to this house, and is in a nook
or recess that is formed, not by the shape
of the room, but by the suggestion of a division
made by the two logs placed one above the
other across the ceiling logs, and the two
posts that form the ends of the fireside seats.
VIEW OF LIVING ROOM, SHOWING THE LOG CONSTRUCTION WHICH SEPARATES THE FIREPLAcE
NOOK FROM THE REST
OF THE ROOM, AND ALSO GIVING AN IDEA OF THE EFFECT TO BE OBTAINED BY THE
USE OF LOG PARTITIONS.
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