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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terations were made. Oneporch is entirely new and the large one on the southside of the house twelve by nineteen feet is used as an out-door living-room. There is a flat roof over this porch witha canvas deck which makes a practical porch for use on thesecond story. The living-room is a good-sized room andthe old fireplace and mantel have been retained. Theprincipal addition to the first floor is a kitchen and theservants bedroom. The kitchen was formerly in the base-«ment which was very inconvenient, although owing to theslope of the land, the basement on the east side of the houseis very well lighted and ventilated, being above the grade.It will be noticed that the servants-room does not opendirectly into the kitchen, but into an entry connecting withit. The old stairs which are of simple Colonial design havebeen retained. The principal changes have been made on the secondstory, in fact, it is almost entirely new work although thelow roof lines have been preserved. Two new bedrooms
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The Watt house is picturesquely located have been added, also two completely equipped bathrooms.ilthough old houses of this period were in many wayscomfortable and attractive homes, a very noticeable defectis the lack of closet room, which is considered a mostdesirable feature of modern homes. It will be noticed thatplenty of large closets have been added to each bedroom,also a linen closet situated in the hall convenient to thebathroom and all bedrooms. The basement is used for laundry, storage and heatingplant and also contains a servants bathroom. A featurewhich adds greatly to the attractiveness of this home is rep-resented in the skill and good taste displayed in the fur-nishing. Most of the articles of furniture are heirloomsand being in good Colonial style, add very materially to theattractiveness of the building. In this type of house, now remodeled, we find a fineexample of a structure that had to succumb through its onlysin—that of years; here we see that the architectura
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