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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ption of the modern housewife, for in them is usually three bedrooms and two bathrooms; the latter are well placed placed the most uninviting and stiff-looking furniture and tor convenience toeach room, andare furnished withporcelain fi x t u r e sand exposed nickel-plated plumbing.The owners roomextends the entiredepth of the house,with exposures onthree sides. Thereare two bedroomsand a bathroom onthe third floor, be-sides ample storagespace. A cementedcellar contains theheating apparatus.fuel rooms and coldstorage. Well designedand planned housesof this character arenot common, andMessrs. Mcllvainand Roberts, Phila-delphia, Pa., the architects of this particular house, have demonstrated thepossibilities of a good house confined in a small compass. One of the most difficult problems which an architect hasto contend with, in the building of the modern house of thecharacter of this one, is to secure the necessary co-operationof his client in adopting the best principles of simple form
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Rock Faced Local Stone Laid in White Mortar with Raked Joints, Is the Material ofWhich the Exterior Walls Are Built formal furnishings,and there is thuscreated an air thatforbids comfort. The best modernhouses, of small di-mensions, as in thisparticular case, areprovided with astairway of secon-dary considerationand a great, largeliving-room in placeof the conventionalparlor. The architectshave been most suc-cessful in planningfor Mr. Ellison amost interesting in-terior arrangement,and an exterior de-sign of no small mo-ment. The pergolapiazza is an excel-lent feature, form-ing an outdoor liv-ing-room, which is distinct and separate from the entranceporch that pierces the house. On the interior all therooms are made to live in, and each is furnished for the pur-pose for which it is intended. Each apartment is fitted upwith all the best modern conveniences. The construction ofthe house is simple, though of the very best materials, and
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