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Stickley, Gustav, 1858-1942. / Craftsman homes
(1909)

A craftsman city house designed to accommodate two families,   pp. 36-37


Page 37

 A CRAFTSMAN CITY HOUSE DESIGNED FOR TWO FAMILIES
house was fixed at twenty-five feet, with a
depth of sixty-eight feet, including a   front
porch nine feet in width.   The first story is
occupied by a tenant, the owner reserving the
second floor for himself and his family.
  It will he noticed by looking carefully at
the floor plans that only the front porch, the
vestibule and the rear entrance can be used
in common by both families.  There is no con-
nection  between the two    apartments.   One
door from the vestibule opens to the stairway
which leads to the second story and the other
opens into the hall of the first story.  Both
stories are the same in arrangement and are
planned to secure the greatest possible open-
                                         ness and freedom of space in the
living rooms.
                                         The large bedrooms at the back of
the house
                                         open upon rear porches, which are
glassed in
                                         for the winter and screened in summer
to
                                         serve as outdoor sleeping rooms.
                                           The floor plans themselves give
the best
                                         idea of the arrangement of space
in the apart-
                                         ments.  Both kitchens are provided
with gas
                                         stoves and individual boilers for
hot water.
                                         A dtimbwaiter runs from the cellar
to the
                                         attic for the convenience of the
upper apart-
                                         ment.  The  cellar contains individual
store
                                         rooms an(l coal bins, and a big
laundry with
                                         a set of three tubs and a stove
was installed,
                                         together with a hot water heating
system for
                                         the entire house. The attic is divided
in a way
                                         that provides two rooms in the dormer
for the
                                         servants of both apartments, as
well as a large
                                         room facing the front that can be
used as a
                                         dry room in inclement weather or
as a play-
                                         room for children.   The cellar
walls are of
                                         concrete faced with split field
stone.
SECOND FLOOR PLAN.
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