University of Wisconsin Digital Collections
Link to University of Wisconsin Digital Collections
Link to University of Wisconsin Digital Collections
Digital Library for the Decorative Arts and Material Culture

Page View

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 VII.: an irregular northern villa,   pp. 100-104 ff.


Page 101

                 DESIGN VII.
      ~Th              ~ ~~Th~xn ~jJJj~
  BOLD, beautiful, and peculiar in its manifestation of
architectural style, this villa is well adapted to the
highest requirements of social life; on the shore of the
Northern lake, at the foot of the majestic mountain,
or by the waters of the swift-flowing river, seems to
be its accordant site; its tone is not in unison with the
gentle slope or the level plain,-all its surroundings
should be in keeping with the distinctive liveliness of
its character.  We call it Northern because of the
aspiring tendency of its roof and towers, and the
adaptation of its interior arrangements to the habits
and customs of Northern living.
  APARTMENTS.-The front door is in the tower; the
vestibule D, fig. 39, entered by it is nine feet square,
and affords ingress to the drawing-room A and the
front hall G.  The drawing-room is 18 by 33 feet, and
is further extended in the direction of its length by a
very fine bay-window, and is also capable of being fur-
ther enlarged in the opposite direction, by opening the
sliding door to the library C, a room of 18 by 11 feet.
The fire-place in this room occupies one corner, and a
suggestion is offered by the single line drawn in each
for the manner of furnishing the others, which can be
executed with excellent effect.  The dining-room B,
                                         (101)


Go up to Top of Page