Title: American homes and gardens
Year: 1905 (1900s)
Subjects: Architecture, Domestic Landscape gardening
Publisher: New York, Munn and Co
Contributing Library: The LuEsther T Mertz Library, the New York Botanical garden
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goodtaste is oftentimes not capable of repro-duction, for the reason that it instantlyloses its charm from the lack of propersurroundings. The landscape has much todo with the beauty of a suburban site. Se-lect a house of ordinary type and place itin a proper setting of trees anci shrubs, andits value will be enhanced one hundred percent. Very few houses indeed can standalone without the proper setting. There-fore, it is imperative, if the house is to bebuilt on a plain lot, to select a design towhich much care has been devoted, inorder to overcome the disadvantages of atreeless site. The house built for Mr. Dean Alvordin Brooklyn, N. Y., as shown in Figs. 1and 2, can stand comparatively alone, forit was designed with that purpose in view.It has a charm about it, with its excellentharmony of color, that helps to make upfor the lack of a large tree setting. The underpinning is ofred brick laid in red mortar; the chimneys are built in asimilar manner and of the same material. The wooden
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