Title: American homes and gardens
Year: 1905 (1900s)
Subjects: Architecture, Domestic Landscape gardening
Publisher: New York : Munn and Co
Contributing Library: Smithsonian Libraries
Digitizing Sponsor: Biodiversity Heritage Library
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that they makemodel houses forany one whose re-quirements are nottoo great. M r.Moses has designedsomething beyondthe commonplacehouse and, in orderto overcome the costof building, it wasnecessary to adoptevery possible eco-nomical means inorder to meet allthe essential require-ments for a well-regulated house oflow cost. In the designingof these houses therehas been but onethought, and that has been to eliminate all unnecessary ornamentation, exceptthat which means something, such as the main cornice, whichis bracketed andgives a dignity tothe building. Allthe houses havesimilar detail, of theColonial style. Theyhave brick founda-tions and underpin-nings laid in whitemortar. The super-structures are cov-ered with matchedsheathing on theoutside of the stud-ding. This sheath-ing is then coveredwith good buildingpaper and clap-boarded. All thehouses are paintedwhite, with blindsof ivy green. The roofs are covered with shingles andleft to weather finish. The arrangement of each house is
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most complete inevery respect. The small singlehouse presented inFigures 1, 2 and 3,cost $2,100 com-plete. The frontageis twenty-eight feetand six inches, andthe depth is twenty-six feet; this is ex-clusive of the frontand the two sideporches. The plan of thehouse which is pre-sented in Figure 1shows an entrancefrom a small porchplaced in the centerof the building. Thisentrance door opensinto a hall, whichcontains an orna-mental staircase pro-vided with whitepainted steps andbalustrade. The rail is of dark oak. From the hall accessis obtained to the living-room and the dining-room, and each of the latter connectswith the kitchen be-yond. One chimney,placed in the centerof the house, sufficesfor each room, andthe rooms on thefirst floor, being lo-cated as they arewith connection tothe kitchen, permitof sufficient heat be-ing taken from thekitchen range to heatthe living-room anddining-room untilextremely coldweather. The living-roomopens on to theporch at one side, while a similar porc
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