Title: Houses for town or country
Year: 1907 (1900s)
Authors: Croly, Herbert David, 1869-1930
Subjects: Architecture, Domestic Interior decoration
Publisher: New York, Duffield & Company
Contributing Library: Cornell University Library
Digitizing Sponsor: MSN
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the grove one sees the garden almost on theline of the illustration on page 205. The cross viewof the garden at the end near the house is figured onpage 208. Down the centre of the garden is a statelymall which leads to the verv beautiful old fountain,while beyond the fountain is the pergola. One of the most interesting characteristics of thegarden is the differences of level, of which there arethree. The highest level is that of the terrace walksat the two sides, which is the same as the level of thegazebos. Then there is a lower terrace walk, pavedin brick, of which a glimpse mav be obtained in theillustration on page 207, and which is on the samelevel with the fountain and the pergola. Finallythere is the lowest level, that of the mall and thefiower beds. The layout of the garden is just abouta square, but the mall down the centre line empha-sises its length. The difterent levels, the wealth offoliage in the background, and the many attractive 204 HOUSE IN RELATION TO OUT-OF-DOORS
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THE GARDEN OF WELD features of the layout make the garden one of themost interesting in the country. Such a garden is of course one on a large scale anddemands a house in accordance with it. It is indeeda very unfortunate thing for American domesticarchitecture that the better architects, particularly inthe East, so rarely design small houses and grounds. 205 HOUSES FOR TOWN OR COUNTRY The plan of a small house is frequently even moredifficult to work out than that of a much larger one,and, as like as not, it is equally difficult to fit a good-looking design to the plan. It requires more, notless ingenuity, to make a modest sum of money go along way, yet an architect is paid very much less inthe case of an inexpensive house than in the case ofan expensive one. The consequence is that manyarchitects, and these the most conscientious membersof their profession, cannot afiford to undertake smalljobs, and houses of a certain cost are placed in thehands of builders or turned over to inferi
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