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Country Houses: and How to Build Them

by Daniel T. Atwood

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Written in 1871 by architect Daniel T. Atwood, Country Houses reflects the attention to detail and pride in construction of an era when homes were built with love and made to last. Here are dozens of designs selected by the author for their practicality, comfort, and economy - each embracing a different style and purpose, including: a small villa of brownstone, a seaside cottage, a country church, and Italian villa, a workingman's cottage, and even a bowling alley. Atwood takes special care to explain all of the general principles of building, including: choosing the site, water supply, foundation, proportion, superstructure walls, the elements of good concrete, timber, how to lay a wall, windows, pipes, painting, and more. No detail is spared - from dumbwaiters to crown molding - making each structure special and beautiful in its own way.… (more)

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