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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.
(1861)

Design III.: a farm-house,   pp. 72-78 ff.


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             HOMESTEAD ARCHITECTURE.
 yet there is nothing about it not strictly in accordance
 with the position in life of a farmer in independent
 circamstances.
   ACCOMMODATIOX.-The ample veranda in front, fig.
 27, with its central feature, is worthy of notice; it
 seems to invite the passer-by to walk in and share
 the repose and comfort that exist within.     From this
 veranda we enter the hail F, S by 33 feet, which
contains the principal staircase, and affords communi-
 cation with all the best rooms on this floor.  A is the
parlor, 33 by 16 feet, entered by folding doors, and
a good example of a regular, well-proportioned room;
when we say well-proportioned, we mean according to
our ideas of interiors, rather than in conformity with
the rules based on classical authority for the regulation
of internal proportions.  Of course much depends on
the height of the story; in this case it is twelve feet.
B, 14 by 16 feet, is a library or sitting-room, or both,
as the requirements of the family may dictate.      The
chief attraction of this room is the octagonal bay, a
very pleasant feature, whether contemplated from
within or without. The dining-room D is 16 by 18 feet,
and on occasions of unusual festivity can be extended
by throwing open the sliding doors into the room B.
A nice closet to the dining-room is seen at I, and
another for the occasional stowing away of various
articles of use or wear, such as will readily occur to
the mind of any liver in the country.  G is a passage
from dining-room to kitchen; and H a pantry, repre-
sented as shelved on both sides; from the passage G
the private stairs extend to the second floor of the
back building, which is on a level with the half-pace
of main stairs; a passage from the landing of the


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