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The craftsman
Volume XXVII, Number 5 (February 1915)

Your own home: number three: selecting the materials for durability, economy and picturesqueness,   pp. 534-546 PDF (4.6 MB)


Page 546


SUCH STUFF AS HOMES ARE MADE OF
STUCCO AND TILE ARE USED HERE WITH CHARMING EFFECT IN HOUSE, GARDEN WALL
AND H
ENTRANCE: FROM ONE OF THE MANY" INTERESTING SKETCHES IN "THE HONEST
HOUSE.
harmonize with practically any building material, and are especia
suitable for flat or slightly sloping roofs. Further details on
subject will be found in an article "Among the Rooftops" on pa
two twenty-nine of THE CRAFTSMAN for May, nineteen fourteen.;
   As the matter of cost is such an important item to the horn.l
builder, the following table, prepared by the National Fire Proofr
Company, may be helpful.
    Comparative building costs of different systems of buil
based upon an average frame dwelling costing ten thousand dc
lars, complete, located in the vicinity of New York:              ,ii
   The frame house costs about ten thousand dollars, while
with brick outside walls and wood inside, would be eleven thousan|
Brick outside walls backed up with hollow tile would be ten thoir
sand eight hundred dollars. Stucco on expanded metal, wood insid
would cost less--ten thousand two hundred and fifty.     Hollow tile
stuccoed, wood inside, requires ten thousand five hundred dollarai"
and hollow tile, stuccoed, fireproof throughout except roof, raise$i
the price to twelve thousand. Fourteen thousand dollars would be~
the cost of a house with hollow tile walls faced with brick, with fire,
proof floors and roof, while one with brick walls and fireproof floors.
and roof would be about fifteen thousand.   These figures are based:-
on an average taken from two architects and two builders, who?
have had experience with the methods of construction designated.>
SINGLE AND SEMI-DETACHED HOUSES THAT LEND THEMSELVES WELL TO STUCCO CONqSTRUCIIOI*
FROM THE CENTURY COMPANY'S RECENTLY PUBLISHED BOOK, "THE HONEST HOUSE."p
546


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