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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.

Design IX.: a small villa in the pointed style,   pp. 113 [i.e. 112]-116 ff.

Page 113

                 DESIGN IX.
  VERY home-like and country-like in its appearance,
and yet withal manifesting, too plainly to be misun-
derstood, that something more is intended than the
mere expression of purpose, this design presents a
favorable specimen of the development of pointed
architecture as applied to rural building.  While the
high-pitched roof exhibits the principles of the pointed
style so strongly as to give the structure its nam6 and
character, it will be observed that many minor devia-
tions are made in the details: these, founded on util-
ity, are not sufficient to detract from the characteristic
expression of lively aspiration communicated to the
building as a mass, by its governing features, its roofs
and gables.   The deviations alluded to are the seg-
mental window heads and the flat-roofed verandas,
with their semicircular interbrackets.
  A residence built after this design would be snitable
for the occupancy of a small family of considerable
means, who wish to live in good style yet do not expect
to give a great amount of entertainment.
  AccOMMODATION. - Whether we    have       made the
proper arrangements for the above-mentioned purpose
or     will appear upon  investio'ation o
  not,                an                   f the plans.
Beginning with the first floor, fig 48, we find a very
neat veranda, eight feet wide, stretching around the

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