Scientific American Building Monthly Volume 37-38

Scientific American Building Monthly Volume 37-38

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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. 1904 edition. Excerpt: ...the building. The exterior finish and trimmings are of cypress. The interior is very simple in its treatment, and is trimmed with whitewood painted white. The hall is an attractive one, containing a quaint staircase of white paint treatment and a mahogany rail. To the left of the entrance is a. den, with open fireplace, bookcases built in, etc. The living-room has an entrance to the porch, an open fireplace with tiled facings and hearth, and a. mantel of Colonial style. Bookcases are built in on one side of the fireplace, and to the right of the room is an attractive paneled seat, over which there is a cluster of small latticed windows. The dining-room has also a door leading to the porch, and an open fireplace. The china. closet is furnished with drawers, dressers, cupboards, bowl, etc., complete. The kitchen and its dependencies are fitted up complete with all the best modern conveniences, including range, store pantry, ice box, etc. this fine artist in landscape, but constitute an interesting addition to the series of illustrations of notable American gardens which have long been a conspicuous feature of the Burnomo Moxrnnr. The formal garden is not large, but has been designed with fine taste, with a small pool and fountain in the center, and a pergola closing the vista and overlooking' the valley below the house. The plan includes an interesting lay out of beds of fiowers and shrubberY-It this constitutes an excellent illustration of the fine effects in landscape gardening which can be accomplished within comparatively restricted areas. Mr. T8Y1F'5 garden, however, is quite ample for the house. The terrace is very beautiful--an open space among the tree tops. The architect has wisely planned it 011 the simplest lines--a mere...
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  • Paperback | 102 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 5mm | 195g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 123685814X
  • 9781236858146