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Recent Designs in Domestic Architecture

“TWO GABLES,” BURNHAM, BUCKS

R. F. JOITNSTON, ARCHITECT

R

ECENT DESIGNS IN DOMESTIC
ARCHITECTURE.

'The house called “Two Gables” of which
elevations and plan are here given has been de-
signed for a beautiful situation within easy reach
of the famous Burnham Beeches by Mr. R. F.
Johnston, architect, of London. The elevational
designs have been largely governed by the client’s
desire that the north and south fronts should
present a distinct contrast yet be in perfect
sympathy. On the garden or south front there is
a quaint little court sheltered between the two main
gables. This court, which is paved with old flag-
stones and has a grass surround, is raised three

steps from the garden level, with a small lead
figure in the centre. Thin red hand-made bricks
are used for the chimneys and the lower part of the
gables on the south elevation. The walls generally
are treated in rough-cast, and the roofs are covered
with rough hand-made red tiles from Reading.
The half-timbered gables are of oak left in the
natural colour and adzed on the face; this gives
a wavy effect to the timbers, which vary in width
from seven to nine inches and are studded with
oak pins projecting two inches. The accompany-
ing plan, which shows the simple and convenient
arrangement on the ground floor, needs no further
comment. On the first floor there are five bed-
rooms, a dressing-room, bathroom and other offices.

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