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The San Francisco call. (San Francisco [Calif.]) 1895-1913, October 06, 1912, Image 2

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;ui experimenl so egotistical. Thai which one person
dt , cms ideal, or nearly so, is scoffed at by another; for
ii i> mostly a matter of temperament and training. We
know people who insist that nothing IS truly idf*al
would hate himself in a rococo palace, and a Louis QuatOFEe dame would
look sadly oul of place in a craftsman living room.
Yet. there are architectural principles and good-t£Btfl canons that
apply to houses of nil
styles and rooms of all
periods, and to those of no
period ut all. Likewise, il
is possible — easy, Indeed
— completely to cnJange the
appearance of a house or a
room by the use of different
finishing materials.
Turn for a moment to
the illustration on the front
cover of this magazine.
Here is a house with which
it would be difficult to
q v a i , r 6 1. Archiiecturally
satisfying, home-like to an
exceptional decree, amply
large for the average fam
ily, it is adapted lo a coun
try hillside or the seashore;
yet, its actual location is a
hundred-foot lot within the
very confines of New York
city itself, and it tils its
surroundings perfectly.
The Ideal Living Room suggest* comfort and culture, in either style of decoration (tee pate 4
Let this, the% be your introduction to the ideal bouee; hut presented]
mind yon, with i Pull appreciation of other people , ! divergent views.
Indeed, provision is made Pot differing tastes by showing the house
:is it would look it' built of two materials other than those actually iised.
With the exception of two or three Blight alterations in the third example,
made necessary hy the less plastic- cement and tile, the lines in all three
models are precisely the same.
The home as it really is. is of frame const met ion and shingled all
over. Heavy Wooden columns support the roof over the broad and invit
ing porch, a&d the architectural scheme tends toward the colonial.
The house as it might he, without even the most trivial change of
line, has the tower Btorj done in brick, with stucco above, marked off
with beams lo produce (lie
ever-popular English half*
tiinhered effect. Brick pil
lars are substituted for the
wooden cohmms and brick
chimneys naturally sup
plant the field-stone chim
neys that fit in so charm
ingly with the frame house.
Brick is a building mate
rial that can hardly be
Unproved upon, if used
properly with double walls,
or as a veneer, and with an
eye to the depth of color
found in brick of the best
quality. A brick house
looks invitingly cool in
summer and cheerfully
warm in winter. It really
i.-- both, if the construction
is good*
Much depends upon the
color scheme when a house
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