Country Houses: And How to Build Them

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Globe Pequot, 1871 - Architecture - 287 pages
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Written in 1871 by architect Daniel T. Atwood, Country Houses reflects the attention to detail and pride in construction of an era when homes were built with love and made to last. Here are dozens of designs selected by the author for their practicality, comfort, and economy - each embracing a different style and purpose, including: a small villa of brownstone, a seaside cottage, a country church, and Italian villa, a workingman's cottage, and even a bowling alley. Atwood takes special care to explain all of the general principles of building, including: choosing the site, water supply, foundation, proportion, superstructure walls, the elements of good concrete, timber, how to lay a wall, windows, pipes, painting, and more. No detail is spared - from dumbwaiters to crown molding - making each structure special and beautiful in its own way. With inspiration and time-honored council from Country Houses, any modern builder can design and build the old-fashioned home of his or her dreams. (4 1/2 X 7 1/4, 288 pages, illustrations, charts, floor plans)
 

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Contents

HINTS TO HOUSE SEEKERSCHOOSING THE SITE
13
THE STYLE
27
THE ROOF
33
BRICK
40
AGGLOMERATED CONCRETE
53
WOODEN WALLS
66
EXTERNAL COVERING OF FRAMES
81
TIMBEE ITS PROPERTIES AND PRESERVATION
92
SELECTION OF TREES FOR TIMBER
101
TWO HALFTIMBERED COTTAGE
135
THREEA WORKTNGMANS COTTAGE 112
145
TWENTYFOURBRICK BUMMER RESIDENCE 8 L 2S
268
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