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 VIII.: model residence for a physician, pp. 106-110 ff.
DESIGN VIII. ONE of the simplest of all forms-the parallelogram -furnishes the basis of this design. But little beauty ordinarily exists in a structure erected on this plan; yet the hands of a skillful designer may do much to- ward redeeming it from the repulsive baldness which is too frequently exhibited even in the better class of country houses. If the design before us were divested of its verandas and dormers, and a plain hip-roof sub- stituted for the curved Mansard, with the exception in its favor of chimney tops and window blinds, it would puzzle the amateur to decide whether it should be called a human habitation or a diminutive cotton- factory. But the features above named effectually redeem it from the imputation of leaving the passing traveler in doubt as to its true purpose. This residence has been erected and is now occupied by Dr. E. C. Evans, in the vicinity of West Chester, Penn. The plans and elevation were prepared by us under his eye, and in accordance with directions and suggestions which he offered during the course of their preparation. Since its erection, he has expressed his satisfaction in decided terms with the result of our combined efforts. Our readers will permit us to add, that Dr. Evans is a gentleman of close observation and (1O'1)
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