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Examples of American Domestic Architecture.
The sketch showing the exterior of this house gives of course no hint as to the color-value of the structure itself.Its colors are notably pleasing. The house pleases by the very prim faultlessness of its material; not a shade of variegation in the color of its slate; hardly a touch of efflorescence on its rich red brick-work. With a full appreciation of the happy, variegated effect often attained by the "don't-care" use of materials, we are yet not averse to an occasional exhibition of such careful, immaculate neatness as this house presents.
Besides the usual door and window finish, there is a panelled dado four feet high, a hanging cabinet, and a mantel-piece extending to the ceiling, which is divided by wooden ribs into panels. These panels are filled with rough plaster stamped at random with dies. The walls above dado are covered with rich brown-red paper patterned in two tones flecked with gold. The ceiling is gray olive touched now and then with gold.
The hall finish is cherry, natural color; its plastered walls gray-blue; the frieze being a stronger tone of the same color; its ceiling is a deep warm cream-tint.
The walls are brick, of a particularly deep, rich red; the roof of dark blue slate, unusually even in tone; and the wood finish deep bronze. The parlor finish is white-wood, stained a deep mahogany; the walls are rich olive; the ceiling a lighter olive.
The dining-room of this dwelling is finished in black walnut. The rooms in the second story are finished in pine, natural color, shellacked; the walls are papered; the ceilings tinted quiet colors with a few border-lines of color and gold.
AMERICAN DOMESTIC ARCHITECTURE
JOHN CALVIN STEVENS
ALBERT WINSLOW COBB
Originally published in New York, 1889, by William Comstock. Illustrated.
eBook PDF (Adobe Reader) 120-pages, 11.8MB, 2006, Merrymeeting Archives, LLC.
Chapter./Plate. Description. CHAPTER I.
1) The Tendency to Magnificence in American Architecture: Its Effect upon American Domestic Life 2) An Apparent Duty of our Architects. CHAPTER II.
Desirable and Undesirable Styles of Architecture. This Chapter contains Plates I-V, showing examples of good work by American and British Architects. CHAPTER III.
Wherein certain of our own Designs are sent forth to Judgment. CHAPTER III, Plates VI-XLVI. Cottage at Island Pond, Vermont.* House of J.C. Stevens, Exterior.* House of J.C. Stevens, Plans and Interiors. House at Roxbury, Exterior. House at Roxbury, Plans and Interiors. House at Ashmont, Exterior. House at Ashmont, Plans and Interiors. House of G.E. Fitzgerald, Exterior.* House of G.E. Fitzgerald, Plans and Interiors, with Details. House of Joseph Morgan, Jr., Johnstown, Pa., Exterior.* House of Joseph Morgan, Jr., Johnstown, Pa., Plans and Interiors, with Details. Houses at Cushing's Island. House of W.G. Davis, at Portland, Exterior.* House of W.G. Davis, at Portland, Plans and Interiors. House of R.W.Hilliard, at Arlington, Mass. House of C.A. Brown, at Delano Park, Exterior.* Stable and Floor Plans of Brown House. Original "Tooth-pick" Sketch of Brown House. House of J.A. Spaulding, M.D., at Portland, Exterior.* House of J.A. Spaulding, M.D., at Portland, Plans and Interiors, with Details. House at Allston, Mass. House at Kennebunkport.* House at Kennebunkport. House of Hon. L.A. Emery, at Ellsworth, Exterior. House of Hon. L.A. Emery, at Ellsworth, Plans and Interiors. House for an Acre Lot. House of C.F. Davis, at Portland, Exterior.* House of C.F. Davis, at Portland, Details. Proposed House on Western Promenade, at Portland.* Alternative Sketch for same House. Odds and Ends of Furniture. Entrance of a Stone Country House. A House-by-the-Sea, in Califorinia. Exterior. A House-by-the-Sea, in Califorinia. Plans and Interiors, with Details. Sundry Bits of Picturesqueness. Houses at Orange, and at Houlton, Me. House of E.T. Burrowes A Hillside House Sketch, Showing Proposed Alterations of House in Portland. CHAPTER III, Plates XLVII-LV.
Proposed Library at Bath, Me. Interiors of Poland Spring Hotel.* Physical Laboratory at Colby University. Chemical Laboratory at Colby University. Wording Hall, an Academy Building. Study for a Stone Gate Lodge. * Plates "Starred" are accompanied by description. CHAPTER IV.
A Chapter on Churches. CHAPTER IV, Plates LVI-LIX. Proposed Church and Rectory for State Street Society, Portland. Church at Skowhegan. Country Churches. Church at Sanford, Maine. CONCLUDING REVIEW.
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