Stickley, Gustav, 1858-1942. / Craftsman homes
Suburban house designed for a lot having wide frontage but little depth, pp. 20-22
SUBURBAN HOUSE FOR WIDE LOT WITH LITTLE DEPTh xvall. The chinmeypiece in the living room is tiled and the mantelpiece is on a level with the top of the wainscot. which runs around the room; but in the dining room the straight, massive brick chimneypiece runs to the ceiling, thus affording a pleasant variation in what other- wise might be too even a balance in the ar- rangement. The most decorative structural feature in the hall is the staircase, which is lighted by two casements set high above the lower landing and having wide sills, so that they afford an admir- able place for plants. The hall and dining room are wainscoted and the wall spaces in the living room are divided into panels by broad stiles of wood. As the woodwork is so essential in the decorative plan, it should be selected with great care and finished in a way to bring out all its charm of color, texture and grain. The general arrangement and style of the house would seem to demand some strong fibred, richly marked wood, which always seems best suited to rooms intended for ceneral use. The color scheme always is a matter of individual choice, hut a safe rule to follow is to select some wood of rich and quiet coloring for the woodwork, and develop from that the color of the wall spaces, rugs and draperies. ing room fireplace is flanked on either side by a built-in bookcase with a casement window above, and in the dining room the same ar- rangement furnishes two china closets surmounted hy casements set high in the FIRST sTORY FLOOR FLAN. SECOND STORY FLOOR PLAN.
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