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 XVII.: plain country house, pp. 156-158 ff.
158 HOMESTEAD ARChITECTURE. an octagonal bay-window, and the sitting-room is by 12 feet. A little piazza M shelters the side entrance to the staircase hall. Passing on to the rear, we find E a pantry, and G the kitchen, 15 by 14 feet, with a closet I attached. H is a wash-house, 17 by 10 feet, with a rear entrance. The object of the small apartments L and K is apparent: a deep well should be stink, or an inclined sewer constructed beneath them. 0, P, and Q denote the three best chambers on the second floor, fig. 72. H, entered from the half-pace of the stairs, is also a good chamber. CONSTRUCTION. - Nothing would be more suitable for the walls of this design than brick and stuc- co. The roof de- serves to be covered with slate, but, to keep down the cost, shingles may be sub- stituted. The win- dow-heads should be stone, and the verandas of wood; the latter, as well as the main cornice, painted and sanded. EsTIMATE.-Erected in the vicinity of Philadelphia, this house will cost in the neighborhood of $7000. Fio. 72.-CHAMBER PLAN.
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