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

A convenient bungalow with separate kitchen and open air dining room,   pp. 88-91


Page 89

      A BUNGALOW WITH OPEN-AIR D INING ROOM
FOR any place, whether mountain or valley, that is
       really  in the country,┬▓ the best form of summer
       home is the bungalow.     It is a house reduced to
       its simplest form, where life may be carried on
with the greatest amount of freedom and comfort and
the least amount of effort.   It never fails to harmonize
with its surroundings, because its low broad propor-
tions and absolute lack of ornamentation give it a char-
acter so natural and unaffected that it seems to sink into
and blend with any landscape.     It may be built of any
local material and with the aid of such help as local
workmen can afford, so it is never expensive unless
elaborated out of all kinship with its real character of a
primitive dwelling.  It is beautiful, because it is planned
and built to meet simple needs in the sim-
plest and most direct way; and it is indi-
vidual for the same reason, as no two fami-
lies have tastes and needs alike.
  The bungalow┬╣ illustrated here is designed
on the purest Craftsman lines.  The material
we have suggested is cedar shingles throu~b-
out with a foundation and chimney of r~t~h
gray stone.  No cellar is provided, but the
walls have a footing below the frost line
and space under the floor for ventilation.
The building is in the form of a T, the main
portion covering a   space twenty-four by
forty feet and the extension at the back
fourteen   by thirty-six feet.    The  low-
pitched, widely overhanging roof gives a
settled, sheltered look to the building, and this
is emphasized even more by the deeply recessed
porch in front, which is meant to be used by
a small outdoor sitting room.    The porch be-
tween the kitchen and the main part of the
house is really a portion of the extension left
with open sides and is intended for .an outdoor
dining room that shall be sufficiently sheltered
FLOOR PLAN.
                          //
RECESSED ENTRANCE PORCH, SHOWING DOOR WITH THUMB LATCH AND HEAVY STRAP HINGES
OP WROUGHT IRON
ALSO THE INTERESTING USE OF HEAVY TIMBERS IN THE DOOR AND WINDOW FRAMING,
WHERE THE BEAM ACROSS
THE TOP BINDS THE ENTIRE GROUP INTO A UNIT.
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