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Recent Designs in Domestic Architecttire

ing to tradition, from the drops which fell from "T^V ECENT DESIGNS IN DOMES-
the spear of the Creator Gods of Japan when I J TIC ARCHITECTURE.

they dipped it into the mud of the shapeless

earth ? Other designs refer to the different ■*■ ^ In the houses illustrated this month
seasons of the year, and the flowers in which various conditions as to site and accommodation
the Japanese delight at that particular time. But had to be taken account of by the respective
the Japanese artist with his marvellous adapta- architects. In that designed by Mr. G. Lister
bility makes use of anything that he considers Sutcliffe at Cowden in Kent, eight good bedrooms
of sufficient interest, and which comes readily and a dressing-room were required on the first
to hand, such as umbrellas, the labels of packing- floor, and this led to the placing of the nurseries
cases, the letters of the English alphabet, on the ground floor. They are planned at the
brooms, cobwebs, etc., the great idea being that sunny south-east corner of the house in such a
there should be no design which does not way that they can eventually, should circum-
convey an idea.. He endeavours adequately to stances require, be converted into a morning-room
represent his subject, coupled with as many and library or den. As will be seen from the
poetical and varied hints and suggestions as plan, all the principal rooms on both floors have a
he finds possible; so that those who in after sunny aspect. The external treatment of this
years look at his work may feel that, though house is a simple but picturesque combination of
dead, he still speaks and instructs us by his red brick, rough-cast, and timbering, some of the
works. gables being weather-boarded. The large windows

The serious study of Japanese art should be seen in the perspective view over the flat roof of
approached with the reverence we all have for the porch, lobby, and cloak-room, are those of the
the great masters of painting, for it serves to two staircases.

prove the universality of true art, which can " The Moorings " is a house at Sunningdale in
indeed brighten and cheer both the prince and the Berkshire, designed by Mr, T. E. Collcutt, archi-
peasant, whether of the East or the West, provided tect, of Bloomsbury, London (partner with Mr.
they have had the education to comprehend what Stanley Hamp). The house has a south aspect,
the artist had to say. looking into a broad terrace beyond which the

ground slopes gently away. On
the north side it is well pro-
tected by pine woods. The
materials used in construction
are Chilmark stone with half-
timbering of oak, plaster, and
stone slating for the roofs. The
flooring of the principal rooms
is of oak. The accommodation
on the ground floor is shown
by the plan. The first floor
contains a writing room, nur-
series, six bedrooms, two dress-
ing rooms, lavatories; and in
the attic story are four bed-
rooms for the domestics.

The cottage at Overton,
Cheshire, has been designed
by Messrs. Fair & Myer, of
London, with due regard to the
traditions of the district. Ex-
ternally, the base is in sand-
GK°1//1D FLWK FLAM. stone, graduating from buff to

x ,„ JO red, and set with wide joints;

scALt or fee.t the wood-work is very coarsely

tl\n of house at cowden, kent g. l. sutcliffe, architect tarred, and the plaster - work

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