Stickley, Gustav, 1858-1942. / Craftsman homes
A roomy, inviting farmhouse, designed for pleasant home life in the country, pp. 52-53
A ROOMY, INVITING FARMHOUSE, DESIGNED FOR PLEASANT HOME LIFE IN THE COUNTRY BELIEVING that no form of (iwelling better repays the thought and care put upon it than (loes the farmhouse, we give here a (lesign for the kind of house that is meant above all things to furnish a pleasant, convenient and comfortable environment for farm life and farm work. The house is low, broad an(l comfortable looking in its proportions and exceedingly simple in (lesign and con- struction. The walls are sheathed with clap< boards and rest upon a foundation of field stone that is sunk so low as to be hardly per- ceptible, so that the house, while perfectly sanitary and well dlraine(l, seems very close to the ground. The clapboards are eight or ten inches wide and should be at least seven- eighths of an inch thick. Although they are to be laid like all clapboards, the thickness of the boards will necessitate a small triangular strip between each board and the joist to which it is nailed. This support prevents the boards from warping or splitting, as they might do if nailed directly to the joist with- out any support between. The grouping of the windows is one of Published in The Craftsman, December, a~o5. VIEW SHOWING FRONT PORCH, OUTSIDE KITcHEN AND [aIRMEN. FIRST STORY FLOOR PLAN.