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 V.: a picturesque Gothic cottage, pp. 88-92 ff.
A PICTURESQUE GOTHIC COTTAGE. 91 cottage for the inland districts. We should direct that all the main features should be preserved intact, the cornice and porches retain their present bold pro- jection, the difference being made solely in the omis- sion of the decorated barge-board, and perhaps the bay-windows. For greater economy, the chimney- stacks might be built in the center of the house, where they were originally designed to be, as will be seen by a glance at the elevation. ACCOMMODATION.-FrOm the front porch A, fig. 33, the hall B, 8 by 18 feet, is entered: in one end of this, the stairs are located; the remaining portion would serve for a sitting-room for a small company on fine summer evenings. Adjoining this is the parlor C, 15 by 17 feet, and also the dining-room, of the same dimensions. We notice the parlor, to call attention to its pretty bay-windows, and to the veranda that shelters its windows from sun and storm. The apartment E is the kitchen, 12 feet square in the clear, and attached to this a lean-to G, which may be inclosed or open according to the uses to which it may be applied by the housekeeper; if re- quired for an appendage to the kitchen for cooking purposes, it should be enlarged beyond the given size, 8 by 10 feet, and provided with a fire-place; of course, it will then be a walled apartment with sash windows, and otherwise fitted up to exclude the weather. Transferring our attention to the plan for chamber floor, it will be seen that a flight of stairs from the kitchen gives access to the bed-room M, fig. 34, suit- able for the occupancy of such an assistant as might
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