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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old Dutch builders, comes downover these stone walls, and forms broad eaves which shelter the entrance doorway andthe windows upon both sidesof the house. The gableends are covered withshingles after the manner ofbuilding in the early years ofthe eighteenth century whenthe house was constructed.The upper floor was plannedwith small windows placedin the gable ends of thebuilding, and also with largedormers which light therooms upon this floor with-out interfering unduly withthe graceful lines of the roofor breaking its sweepingcurves. This is one of the veryfew examples of dormerwindows being originallybuilt in an old Dutch home-stead, for in the great major-ity of cases they have beenadded as a concession to theideas of comfort which pre-vail among later genera-tions. At the entrance to thisold home are placed the twobenches or settles which onealways associates with anold Dutch home, and whichwith the old stairway together with the gambrel August, 1913 AMERICAN HOMES AND GARDENS 269
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The north side of the house shows a characteristic variety of sizes and shapes of doors and windows roof constitute its chief characteristics. Here the settlesare placed at either side of the doorway which is gracedwith an antique brass knocker. A fanlight of leaded glassis placed above the door and lights the hall. The dooritself is of the kind sometimes known as a Dutch door,being divided horizontally into two sections so that onepart may be opened while the other is closed. Thisfashion originated either in Flanders or Holland long cen-turies ago, and as one of its many advantages, it was claimedthat it would keep children in the house, and pigs andchickens out. The Dutch door of this old Hackensackhome opens into an interior plannedmuch like many other old homes of thesame period. A broad hall divides thehouse, and at the rear end of the hall,opposite the entrance, another dooropens upon the lawn and gardens wherebloom many varieties of old-fashionedflowers, surrounded by cinder pa
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