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Sloan, Samuel, 1815-1884 / Sloan's homestead architecture, containing forty designs for villas, cottages, and farm houses, with essays on style, construction, landscape gardening, furniture, etc. etc.
(1861)

Design VII.: an irregular northern villa,   pp. 100-104 ff.


Page 103

         AN IRREGULAR NORTHERN VILLA.
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structure, from which the surrounding country may be
viewed in every direction.
  CoNsTRucTIoN.-This design may be built of brick
or stone, and stuccoed.  We therefore suggest that
it be built of rubble-stone, and the external surface
of the outer walls coated with rough.cas t, the vous-
soirs or arch-stones of the large triple window be-
ing dressed   and allowed to project, say    an inch
beyond the face of the rough-casting.    All the hoods
over the windows can be run with cement, a pro-
jection having been arranged for them in the stone
work; this is done with very little trouble, as no pre-
cision is required in its execution.   The roof should
be of slate, laid on close sheathing; a manifest im-
provement would be cutting the, visible portion of the
slate after the form of some of the ornamental pat-
terns exhibited in detail in another part of this volume.
The brackets under
the eave cornice are
merely   a  continua-
tion of  the  rafters
planed off and modi-
fied by a slight curve,
as shown by fig. 41,
the under side of the
sheathing   reaching                 Fia. 41.
over the face of the wall being also smoothed off.
The barge-board is eighteen inches wide and cut from
a two-inch plank in the manner represented by fig. 42.
The veranda will be covered with tin, the posts being
about seven inches square and the inter-bracket or
head, which gives the Gothic character, cut from the
solid plank.  The exterior coloring of this building,


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