Simple House Plan Design
¶ A simple, straightforward house plan design from which many homes have been built.
¶ This has been one of the most popular of the Craftsman house designs and as shown here it has been modified somewhat from the first plan, the modifications and improvements having been suggested by the different people who have built the house, so that they are all valuable as the outcome of practical experience. Although the pictures shows plastered walls and a foundation of field stone, the design lends itself quite as readily to walls of brick or stone, or even to shingles or clapboards, if a wooden house be desired.
¶ The outside kitchen at the back is recommended only in the event of the house being built in the country, because in town it would hardly be needed. In a farmhouse such an outside kitchen is most convenient as it affords an outdoor place for such work as washing and ironing, canning, preserving and other tasks which are much less wearisome if done in the open air. The position of the chimney at the back of the house makes it possible for a stove to he placed upon this porch for the use mentioned. The house is so designed that this outside kitchen may be added to it or omitted, as desired, without making any difference to the plan as a whole. The plan of the lower story shows the usual open arrangement of the simple Craftsman house. The entrance door opens into a small entry screened from the living room by heavy portieres, so that no draught from the front door is felt inside.
¶ On the outside wall of the living room is the arrangement of fireplace and bookcases, as shown in the picture. A large table might be placed in the center, with a settle back to it and facing the fire.
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