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The Palm Beach Post from West Palm Beach, Florida · Page 78

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F8 Palm Beat h Post-Times, Sunday, Nov. 17, 1968 Four-Bedroom Designs Growing In Popularity -f- - -'-- i - i w i i i rill mi nwMk. i i i 7 r-i - 'T-Tr..T.3Kr-.-, 4i i-miw w.&& A kill FARM-LIKE RANCH main living quarters of ranch design is pleasing A modern version of the an old farm house, this to the eye, with its hand- split shingles and vertical siding, covered portico, second front entrance and all-around appearance of hospitality. House of th Week Box 1590, West Palm Beach, Fla. Enclosed is 50 cents for design .Z. Name Address City baby blueprint of State with a farmhouse appearance, has four bedrooms and 2 baths. Although It has four other rooms, a sizable foyer and a laundry area, the habitable space has been kept to less than 1900 square feet, no small achievement in a ranch, where all rooms are on one floor. A covered entry provides a welcome introduction to the house. Immediately visible from the foyer Is the entire length of the living room and a wide picture window looking out on the rear garden. Housewives will love the long unbroken wall at the left because of its suitability for any type of furniture arrangement. The adjoining dining room also has a full picture window and an unbroken wall. It Is conveniently accessible to both the living room and the kitchen. The latter, with a full complement of appliances and Architects in all parts of the country say there Is a growing demand for houses with four bedrooms. Statistics confirm their reports. While the three-bedroom home continues to be most popular among buyers of new dwellings, more and more persons are buying or building houses with four rooms in the bedroom wing. Curiously, this trend has nothing to do with the existence of larger families. Based on their conversations with prospective purchasers, real estate brokers say It is part of the modern practice of permitting children to have separate rooms at a much earlier age than in the past. In much the same way, the majority of home buyers want at least two bathrooms in a house no matter what the size of the family. The latest House of the Week, traditional in style. . ttvt r T 1 ft) R M 1 LR DR FR I l2"-0" IS'-O" B'! l2'-0'klB'-0" l2'-0"H2'-6" It'.O'W-O'hM i! , b . 1 b L , " rr n 7'-""t'-" i?" H L'UN j I A i J " io'.o-.is'-s" lo'-o-'ii'-e" lppKi . Vf ry and an entrance from the outside. Architect William B. Chlrgo-tls has placed the family room between the dining room and the garage. With a brick fireplace and sliding glass doors leading to patio and garden, this area is sure to be the focal point of many family activities. At the opposite side of the house Is the bedroom wing. Three of the four bedrooms have cross ventilation. The master bedroom Includes two clothes closets and a private bath with mirrored vanity and stall shower. The main bathroom is close to the three other bedrooms. A two-car garage with storage space complete the Here's The Answer AP Newsfeatiires QUESTION: Several months ago I put corrugaied fiber glass panels on the wooden framework ovei our back patio. I guess I didn't do a very good job, because il now Is beginning to leak in several plaees.What e.in I do about this'.' 1 hope vou don't tell me to take down the pan els. ANSWER: When properly Installed, this typo of panel will not leak,' utiles1; the sur face has been punctured In some hea.'y or sharp object. The leaks, therefore, are undoubtedly coming from one of three places where proper in stallation procedures were not followed. In hammering nails through the panels into the wood framework, did you first drill small holes to prevent the fiber glass from chipping, cracking or splitting? Did you use the recommended flashing at the points where the panels meet the side of the house? And did you apply the pre,:"' mastic In the areas where the panel corrugations overlapped? Neglecting any of these steps could cause immediate or later trouble. Your best bet now Is to inspect the paneling carefully and find just what is causing the leaks, then go to the dealer who sold vou the panels and tell him the whole story. Ask him to give you ihe mastic and other materials necessarv to do a patching job. Too Late To Change Mind After Down Payment Made other informal meals. Note the auxiliary front entrance leading to the laundry room, lavatory and family room. FLOOR PLANS Housewives who prefer their kitchen at the front of the house will like this arrangement. The offset dinette is conveniently located for breakfast and Expect To Find A Few Problems If You A re Building A New House ample, a difficulty In Incorporating certain things In a deed may result from having neglected to have such clauses inserted in the agreement of sale. II there Is any question of what goes with the house, It should be written In the agreement. Fixed things are automatically part of the house sale but If one has only a verbal agreement that an auxiliary generating plant or portable fountain with statuary will be his with the house, he may be disappointed to find the owner presenting him with a bill of sale for those extra' Items. Real estate, builder and architect's lingo can be confusing also to people who have a lot at stake. Many young people buy a first house on borrowed down payment, so they can ill afford to lose It just because they don't understand what an agreement of By VIVIAN BROWN AP Newfeatures It you make a down payment on a house and then change your mind, shouldn't your money be returned, asks a youthfui house buyer. He comments that "after all, if you have tied up the owner only for a few days and his house has been on the market for months, ...what difference should it make to him?" Anyone who signs an agreement of sale to buy a house has signed a contract which is not to be taken lightly. A buyer n.av have been waiting until he can get a deposit on the house so that he can put a deposit on another one. In sueh a situation, he may go even further than keeping the house deposit. He may decide to sue Ihe defaulting buyer. An agreement of sale Is a very important as it should be drawn up lo offer protection to everyone concerned. For ex time, but give him a list of things that will make it worth his time to send a repairman around. You have a right to expect him to correct serious problems. cabinets, is at the front of the house and has an offset dinette large enough to accommodate the family during breakfast or any other meal. A boxed bay In the dinette provides natural light, and there Is another win-'dow over the kitchen sink. A few steps away is the laundry complex, with a closet, lavato- sale guarantees them. If one doesn't understand such transactions, one must have professional advice from lawyer, real estate broker or both. Many builders use real estate terms loosely, and this too results In confusion. Years ago, when a builder said "patio" he meant an enclosed area, but now he is likely to be referring to an outdoor level spot, which Is quite different. It may mean he will leave the terrace space in shape for grass or gravel. There is no substitute for having everything In writing to avoid misunderstandings. Builders are not always to blame for going off in a wrong direction. Many women turn simple contracts Into Donny-brooks because they have not conveyed a message accurately from a husband to a builder, which is one reason husbands should handle such details. z one side should not be your problem. A heating plant that cannot be adjusted to keep all rooms at about 70 degrees regardless of the cold outside should be checked out. Minor moisture may be caused by settling of the earth around the house causing drainage toward the foundation Instead of away from It. Watch this problem yourself. Let the builder know your problems In writing. Don't bother him with occasional small complaints one at a APAFM IVI E N f S s.i.n n 7 "A new concept in condominium living" Single story, four Aprs per building, no overhead neighbors, no Stairs to climb. Only 7 Apts per acre. 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Shrinkage in the framing lumber also will cause minor plaster cracks in ceilings and walls. Don't be in a hurry to repair them unless they are large. Shrinkage can go on for a couple of years. By then you will be ready to redecorate. Fill the tiny cracks with spackling compound and paint. Cracks may appear around doors and windows in dry weather. Relax. Most of them will close up when It gets humid again. Expect some swelling of doors and windows. Don't plane off a lot of wood. Don't haul out a wood rasp. Just lightly sand the high spots. Taking off too much wood will make the doors loose when they shrink back to normal. In the winter when the air is dry, expect to find some hairline cracks between floor boards. If the floor were too tight It would buckle in humid summer weather. (305) 818-3333 Now, when are problems major and when should you yell for the builder? Figure that all plumbing, heating and wiring ought to last out the first year without trouble. 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