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 XXVIII.: a large northern farm-house, pp. 212-218 ff.
A LARGE NORTHERN FARM-HOUSE. 217 the habits of the family than by any peculiar property of the room. Parlor has the most domestic sound, and probably ought to be preferred in all houses below the grade of a fashionable villa. On the right of the hall we have D, 18 by 18 feet, which may be considered as a sort of better sitting- room, in which a moderate company may be entertained without opening the parlor. E, also 18 by 18 feet, is intended for the family sitting-room, and may be used for a dining-room when there is company present. F, 18 by 18 feet, is the living-room or family dining- room; and G, 18 by 16 feet, is the kitchen. An out- building should be here attached, but the size of the plate would not admit its being shown. From the living-room a flight of private stairs communicates with a lobby on a level with the half-pace of the main stairs, and the second floor of the back building. Fig. 108 shows the divisions of the chamber floor. K is the hail; L, chambers, all having good closets; a dressing-room; and N, a bed-room. The bath- room adjacent is to be supplied with water from a tank in the loft. By means of a circulating boiler attached to the kitchen range a supply of warm water can be constantly had for bathing purposes, and is equally desirable in carrying on the culinary opera- tions. CoNsTRucTIoN.-This house is intended to be rough- cast on a rough walling of brick or stone. The great projection of the roof is particularly favorable to this treatment of the exterior. Outside blinds are a very valuable item in the finish of this house; but these are seldom shown in drawings on a small scale, as they detract from the appearance of the picture,
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