Gustav Stickley's Craftsman Homes and Bungalows

Gustav Stickley's Craftsman Homes and Bungalows

Gustav Stickley

Language: English

Pages: 576

ISBN: 1602393036

Format: PDF / Kindle (mobi) / ePub


In 1901, Gustav Stickley began to create the first uniquely American style of furniture and home design—known as Craftsman. Stickley's principles of home design include construction that is in harmony with its landscape, open floor plans, built-in storage, and natural lighting. He was a major influence on Frank Lloyd Wright, and he remains one of the great names in American architecture. Craftsman Homes and Bungalows showcases his work in an affordable, attractive new edition. Featuring hundreds of black-and-white photographs, line drawings, and sketches of cabins, cottages, and bungalows from concept to finished product, it presents easy-to-understand directions on both home construction and improvement. This resource, a combination of three of Stickley's works, is a comprehensive introduction to the design and building of beautiful Craftsman homes.

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TILED HEARTH IN LIVING ROOM OF BUNGALOW NO. 76. SHINGLED HOUSE WITH SPACIOUS LIVING ROOM AND SHELTERED PORCHES THIS house is of shingle construction and the whole of one end is taken up with the recessed porch and sleeping balcony above. The small entrance porch is sheltered by a shingled hood supported on brackets, and small across the wide opening of the living room, and the posts that define the opening into the dining room. The walls in both rooms are wainscoted to the height of the frieze

process of transplantation from the banks of the Ganges to the shores of Saranac Lake and other summer abiding places, has lost its significance in a large measure; the American bungalow being nothing more or less than a summer residence of extreme simplicity, of economic construction and intended for more or less primitive living. In too many instances the summer residence, in spite of the every appeal from the woods, the streams and the rocks for simplicity, is but an illy-designed suburban

LOWER FLOOR. A BUNGALOW OF IRREGULAR FORM AND UNUSUALLY INTERESTING CONSTRUCTION VIEW OF THE BUNGALOW SHOWING COURT AND PERGOLA, DINING PORCH AND SLOPE OF THE HILL. THE plans and drawings of this bungalow, while partly our own, are adapted from rough sketches sent us by one of our subscribers, Mr. George D. Rand, of Auburndale, Mass. Mr. Rand is an architect who has retired from active work, and these sketches were made for his own bungalow, which is situated in the mountain region of New

mentioned as being in the same general class of open-textured, strong-fibered woods; although these, under the right treatment, possess a color quality finer than that of oak, in that they show a greater degree of that mellow radiance which counts so much in the atmosphere of a room. This is especially true of chestnut, which is so rich in color that it fairly glows. But in addition to its dignity and durability, there is something about oak that stirs the imagination. Not only is it suggestive

is entirely of glass and with the windows on either side lights the front of the living room. Another group appears at the back, and the whole side wall is occupied by casements set high over bookshelves on either side of the central fireplace. The division between living room and dining room is marked by the closets at either end. Casement windows are set high above the sideboard in the dining room, and in the wall at right angles to it. A glass door opens into the garden, and double glass

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