Studio: international art — 43.1908

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Recent Designs in Domestic Architecture

HOUSE AT BRYN MAWR, PENNSYLVANIA D. KNICKERBACKER BOYD, ARCHITECT

R

ECENT DESIGNS IN DO-
MESTIC ARCHITECTURE.

Our illustrations this month are ot a
country house recently erected in Pennsylvania,
from the designs of Mr. D. Knickerbacker Boyd, of
Philadelphia. The site of the house was an abso-
lutely bare piece of ground, and the house having
been but recently finished, the planting has not yet
had an opportunity to assert its growth. Stone has
been used for the greater part of the first story, and
above that the construction is of plaster on metal
lath. A requirement of
the owner, which influ-
enced the design, was
that outside shutters or
blinds should, wherever
possible, be placed at
windows. As it was
necessary to place the
carriage-drive on the
south side of the pro-
perty and the dining-
room with kitchen wing
on the same side, the
orientation did not at
first appear to be hap-
pily arranged, but it has plan or the above house

since proved entirely satisfactory. One enters
from the porte-cochire into an entrance hall which
is floored with large Welsh quarry tile, and has a
vaulted grey
plastered ceil-
ing. The side
walls are of the
texture and
colour of stone,
marked off into
blocks, and
surmounted by


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