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Distinctive Homes of Moderate Cost

Henry H. Saylor - 1905
 

Gustav's Library Vintage Reprint

Henry H. Saylor's Magnum Opus.  This really is a special book and there are over 450 illustrations.  It covers  many aspects of the homes of the period from construction to decoration.  Reviews of  actual homes of  the period are also presented. Chapters discuss drapes and portieres, fireplaces, porches, lighting fixtures, furniture, built-ins, garages, floors, oriental rugs, hanging pictures, ornaments, wall coverings, construction details, etc. There are also 37 case studies of private homes with descriptions and pictures.

Soft Cover, 8-1/4" x 10 3/4" , 173 pages, over 450 pictures and illustrations!  $19.95

   


CONTENTS

                                                            PART I

INTRODUCTION
THE HOME-BUILDER AND THE ARCHITECT
BUILDING MATERIALS: THEIR RESPECTIVE  MERITS, DEFECTS AND COSTS
SOME DETAILS  OF  CONSTRUCTION
    Roofing Materials and Methods
    Windows
    The Cellar
THE PORCH AND THE PAVED TERRACE
    The Porch versus the Terrace
    The Sleeping-porch
    Enclosed Porches for Winter Use
THE   FIREPLACE
HEATING SYSTEMS AND WATER SUPPLY
    The Installation, Maintenance and Cost of Heating Systems
    Methods of Securing and Storing Water for the Country Home
LIGHTING AND LIGHTING FIXTURES
    Independent Plant Systems for Lighting the Country Home
    Lighting Fixtures of Distinction
BUILT-IN CONVENIENCES, BOOKCASES AND WAINSCOTING
    Possibilities in Built-in Furniture 
    Built-in and Portable Bookcases
    Types and Costs of Wainscoting
FLOORS AND  FLOOR COVERINGS
    Floor Materials and Furnishings
    The Cost of Fitting a House with Rugs
    Oriental Rugs of Low Cost
WALL  COVERINGS
    The Available Materials and Methods
    Choosing Wall Papers
FURNISHING  AND   FURNITURE
    The Available Types
    Furniture for the Living-room, Dining-room and Library
    Furnishing the Bedroom
PORTIERES AND WlNDOW DRAPERIES
    Some Portieres of Character
    Window Draperies for the Country Home
PICTURE HANGING AND ORNAMENTS
    The Art of Hanging Pictures
    The Place and Character of Ornaments
THE GARAGE

                                                           PART II

A HOUSE DESIGNED FOR ITS SITE
    The Home of Mr. Alexander B. Trowbridge, Port Washington, L. I.
 "WELDACRE" The Home of Mr. George E. Smith, Phillips Beach, Mass.
 "UPWEY" The Home of Mr.  Ernest E. Calkins, Elmsford, N. Y.
 "HAWTHORNE LODGE" The Home of Miss Maria Grey, Grosse Pointe, Detroit, Mich.
A GARDENER'S COTTAGE ON THE SHARPLESS ESTATE, NEAR WEST  CHESTER, PA
THE HOME OF MR. JOSEPH V.   JEANES, VILLA NOVA,  PA
THE HOME OF MISS ALGER AND MISS FULLER, GREAT NECK, L.I.
A HOUSE ON THE SHARK RIVER, N. J.
    The Home of Mr. A. Durant Sneden, architect
"PRINCESSGATE" The Home of Mr. Eldred Bates, Wyoming, N. J.
"BISHOP HOUSE," ON  THE SHARPLESS ESTATE, NEAR WEST CHESTER, PA
"WRANGLEY LODGE," ON  THE   SHARPLESS ESTATE, NEAR WEST CHESTER, PA
THE HOME OF MRS. E. A. PERPALL, PLEASANTVILLE, N.J.
THE HOME OF MR. J. L. BAILY, ARDMORE, PA.
THE HOME OF MR. E. H. JEWETT, ENGLEWOOD, N.J.
THE HOME OF MR. WALTER W. PARSONS, GREAT NECK, L.I.
THE MAKING OF ONE COUNTRY HOME
    The Home of the Author
"WILLOWDALE"—AN   OLD-FASHIONED    HOUSE
    The Home of Mr. Harry B. Russell, architect, Pocasset, Mass.
THE HILLSIDE HOME OF A PHYSICIAN
    The Home of Dr. Benjamin Tenney, Manchester, Mass.
A CALIFORNIA CHALET
    "Felsengarten," in the Ventura Valley,  California.
A HOUSE AT GROSSE POINTE, MICH
THE  HOME OF MR. Louis STARR, JR., TENAFLY, N.J.
THE HOME OF MR. LAWRENCE BUCK, ARCHITECT, ROGERS PARK, CHICAGO, ILL
THE HOME OF MR, JOHN A. GURD, ARCHITECT, RIVER EDGE, N. J.
A COUNTRY HOUSE AT WYNNEWOOD,   PA..
THE HOME OF MRS. S.A. COOLEY, GROSSE POINTE, MICH
A REMODELED FARMHOUSE NEAR NEW YORK.
THE COUNTRY HOME OF MR.  F.D.  SHERMAN,  PORT WASHINGTON, L.I.
THE HOME OF MR. ALFRED T. TAYLOR ARCHITECT, NEAR SYRACUSE, N.Y.
THE RECONSTRUCTION OF AN ABANDONED FARMHOUSE, SEA GIRT, N.J.
A HOUSE  BUILT FOR A VIEW
A HOUSE AT CAMBRIDGE, MASS
    The Home of Mr. George V. Bates, Mamaroneck, Conn.
A NEW HOUSE INSPIRED  BY AN OLD ONE
    The Bishop House at Norwalk, Conn.
"HILLCREST",  PORT HOPE, ONTARIO
    The Home of the Author
A STUDIO OF CHESTNUT SLABS AND CEMENT
    The Home of the Author
A SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA  HOUSE AND ITS GARDEN
    The Summer Home of Mr. Edwin R. Keller, Wawa, Pa.
"THE. WIGWAM"
A HOUSE BUILT  FROM A STABLE
"BOND HOUSE",  ON THE SHARP-LESS ESTATE,NEAR WEST CHESTER,PA


 

 

"Where a solid parapet and square piers support the porch roof it is the easiest thing in the world to fill the opening with glazed sash so that one-quarter of your floor space is not put out of commission for eight months of the year"


"The seats here are rather too close to the fire for comfort. Make the inglenook
seats of box form, with hinged lids, so as to have a convenient space for firewood"

 
 
"The owner has had a lot of enjoyment in making the oak mantel facing and copper hood himself"

 
"It is often possible to conceal the radiators of Steam or Hot Water systems under a seat"

 
 
"Building a windmill as part of the house is not common but it is well worked out here"

 
 
"The improvement in the design of lighting fixtures has been very marked within the last few years. One can now find excellent patterns to go with any type of interior treatment"

 
THE LIVING-ROOM OF " UPWEY," MR. ERNEST E. CALKINS HOME AT ELMSFORD, N. Y.

"On account of the steeply sloping site the front entrance is at the end of the gallery-like hall. The living-room is fourteen feet high"


 
"The side wall brackets in the dining-room show golden pumpkin blossoms, each sheltering an incandescent bulb"

 
 
"A fireplace usually gives an excellent opportunity for building in seats and bookcases"

 
 
 
CHAPTER XII - PORTIERES AND WINDOW DRAPERIES
(LEFT) Cream-yellow rep, couched in a pastel blue; the discs are of brown linen  and blue worsted    (CENTER) Russian crash makes an inexpensive and effective portiere, embellished with linen-and-worsted applique   (RIGHT) A portiere of golden-brown Arras cloth with the conventionalized tulip in burnt-orange linen

 
 
 
Wood shingles are the most common roofing material. The rounding off of edges is called "weaving"