The New York Architect Volume 2

The New York Architect Volume 2

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1908 edition. Excerpt: ... from its neighbor, and still less to be said about it as a whole, either as an architectural personality or as a work of art. __ To build a house well requires the willing compromise and collaboration of three people-the owner, tl1e architect, and the builder. If one or another fails in what he should reasonably contribute, the result is apt to be unsuccessful to say the least. The house here illustrated at the corner of Park Avenue and Seventieth Street, was fortunate in that it had and held the interest of-the three people most concerned in its success. The program called for a house to be used for entertaining, but entertaining on-- small scale. It was to be a house for dinners primarily, and not for dances or large gatherings. The dining room and reception room were therefore placed on the ground iioor as near the level of the sidewalk as possible and of necessity, the pantry, and men's and women's coat rooms, and other like services, had to be arranged on tl1e same Hoor. The drawing room and library were called for on the second floor, and above that the ordinary bed-rooms, sitting rooms and bath rooms for the family. The purpose for which tl1e house was intended and the fact that the entertaining rooms were on two floors, made an ample staircase and big halls on both Hoors necessary. The building lot was fortunately a corner one, so that it was possible to get an abundance of light and air in all the rooms without undue sacritice of area to light courts and wells. As far as the exterior treatment was concerned, an attempt was made to build a house of no particular historic style or epoch, and inside to provide rooms of fairly large proportions, the design of which would follow no pronounced style, so that...show more

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  • Paperback | 48 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 104g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236866479
  • 9781236866479