Stickley, Gustav, 1858-1942. / Craftsman homes
A roomy, inviting farmhouse, designed for pleasant home life in the country, pp. 52-53
A ROOMY, INVITING FARMHOUSE the most attractive features of the house as seen froiri the outside. They are all casements made to swing out- ward and are grotiped in long horizontal lines that harmonize admirably with the low-pitched roof and the wide low look of the house as a whole. The shutters are made of xvide clapboards like those used on the walls, four boards to each shutter, with a heart-shaped piercing cut out of the two central hoards hefore they are fitted together. These shutters are wide enough to cover the whole window when closed. The windows that give light to the three front bedrooms upstairs are grouped into one long dormer, the case-- ments being divided by two plaster panels, behind which come the ends of the parti- tions between the bedrooms. This dormer adds greatly to the effect of the whole building, as it breaks the long sweep of the roof without introducing a false line. The 1plan of the interior is simple to a R degree, as the rooms are arranged with a view to making the work of the household as light as possible. The greater part of the lower floor is taken up by the large living room, which practically includes the dining room, as the division between them is so slight as to be hardly more than the sug< gestion of a partition on either side of the wide opening. The front door opens into an entry or vestibule which is divided from the living room by a curtain and, where pro- vision is made, for hanging up hats and coats and for keeping other outdoor belongings. LIVING ROOM OF THE FARMHOUSE SHOWING FIREPLAcE NOOK WITH BUILT-IN SEATS AND CASEMENT WINDOWS; THE ENTRY APPEARS AT ONE SIDE OF THE NOOK.
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