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 XXVI.: northern cottage--Gothic style, pp. 201 [i.e. 202]-204 ff.
DESIGN XXVI. TuE chief merit of this cottage, architecturally speaking, centers in its picturesque outline and an expression of bold independence. It would be at home in the fertile valley or on the rugged mountain; to the former it would give a quickening touch of life and animation, and it would blend harmoniously in the toitt-ensemble of the latter. ACCoMMoDATION.-The inclosed porch, 8 by 16 feet, designated by the letter A, fig. 101, and fairly under- stood by reference to the elevation, fig. 100, is a feat- ure of great value in our climate, defending as it does the entrance doors from the storms of winter, and furnishing a pleasant lounging place in summer. The staircase hall B is 8 by 16 feet. C, 18 by 16 feet, will be immediately recognized as the drawing-room; a triple bay adds greatly to the interest and beauty of this apartment. The sitting-room D is also 18 by 16 feet, and communicates with the hall and dining- room, making it very convenient for the reception of company from either, it being customary in the coun- try to entertain company in the family sitting-room, where formality may be dispensed with, and an atmo- sphere more congenial to country life and habits in- dulged in. The dining-room E is 18 by 13 feet. Pass- ing through to F, tIme kitchen, 12 by 14 feet, we find a flight of private stairs, with steps to the cellar (203)
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