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Recent Designs in Domestic Architecture


PORT SUNLIGHT COTTAGE COMPETITION

DESIGN BY “SUDS” (T. PICKMERE)


PORT SUNLIGHT COTTAGE COMPETITION

DESIGN BY “ROUGHCAST” (T. V. HENSHAW)

scullery (with bath and washing boiler), and pantry
on ground floor, and three bedrooms on first floor;
the cost not to exceed ^275 for each cottage, and
for a house with parlour on ground floor and one
additional bedroom upstairs not to exceed ^375.
The crux of the seven cottage group seemed to
be the turning of the obtuse angle of the site, a
problem Messrs. Deacon & Horsburgh solved in
an admirably simple and natural manner, by fitting
in the parlour house on the angle of the two roads,
without spoiling the shape of the yard spaces in
the rear, a point in which many of the other com-
petitors failed. Their plan is based upon general
experience of local requirements. Staircases are
easy and without winders, and are well lighted
by dormers or by skylights over landings. The
stairs open out of the living-room (screened by
a door) so as to avoid the draught and publicity
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of the front entrance. No space is lost in passages.
The range, cylinder, bath and sink all come into
line, so as to minimise the cost of hot-water service.
A hinged cover placed over the bath in the scullery
permits it to be used as a table in conjunction
with the sink. The plinths and interiors of re-
cessed porches are faced with red pressed bricks;
the rest of the facing is rough-cast finished a
warm tone. The roofs are covered with Ruabon
brindled tiles. Living-room is laid with solid wood
floor and the scullery and pantry with tiles. The
cubical contents of their design allowed 5^. per
cubic foot .to do the building for the stipulated
sum of ^2,025. Mr. T. T. Rees submitted a
good, workable plan with the parlour house well
arranged on the angle of the roads, and good,
practical designs in this group were also sent in by
Mr. Ernest C. Aldridge and Mr. Mathew Honan.
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