Sunday Gazette-Mail from Charleston, West Virginia on June 16, 1974 · Page 60
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Sunday Gazette-Mail from Charleston, West Virginia · Page 60

Charleston, West Virginia
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Sunday, June 16, 1974
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I III Contemporary Raised Ranch Offers Options By Aady Lug What are your housing requirements? if you- Waat a tbree-bedroom ranch with all your everyday living on one floor? Need space for future expansion? Want a five-bedroom house? Feel your building site may have a view and want your bask living area raised out of the ground with large front and rear decks? Would like your house to be a crisp contemporary structure with large glas's areas and big overhangs? * * » ANSWER "yes" to any of those questions and the latest House of the Week will fulfill your wishes. It's what usually UPPER F L O O R P L A N LOWER F L O O R P L A N oiivc is called a raised ranch or iu- raoch ia this ivpe of house, all of the everyday living needs are located on one floor as ia a typical ranch. There are three bedrooms, an eat-in kitchen, a living-dining room and a full bathroom. This level is raised one full story above ground except in the front where it is a half-story out of the ground. The ground floor level -which is a cMtve*ti«Ml web would be a basemeit below grade -- provides u abundance of extra living space which could be left unfinished until needed, or it could be finished a part at a time or, of course, initially. Entrance to the home is via a midlevel foyer, halfway between the two floors. A sidelight and large panes of glass over the door, plus the high ceiling, make the entry attractive. All the rooms on the main level, up a half flight of steps from the entry, are off a center hall. The most dramatic feature of the house, a creation of architect Samuel Paul, is the lavish sized living-dining room, located in the front gable area. This 19' by 21' room boasts a soaring cathedral ceiling with a heavy timber exposed ridge girder. Two sliding doors, with large fixed panes of glass over the front or living room side, lead to a long front deck. Another sliding door at the rear leads from the dining area to a large wood deck which wraps around the rear. » * * AN EAT-IN kitchen occupies the rear right-hand corner overlooking the wrap-around rear deck on two sides. The kitchen includes an abundance of cabinets and work counters and a window over the kitchen sink. The eating area features a sliding glass door leading to the rear deck and another large window on the side. There are three bedrooms on this level. The master bedroom has a walk-in closet; dressing area with vanity and sink; and entrance to the dual entry hall bath. On the ground level is a 22' by 11' family room with a brick fireplace running the entire width of the room. Also included is a built-in bar sink and cabinet, with large windows and a sliding door leading to the rear patio. Two additional bedrooms have also been incorporated in the ground floor design which could be used as guest rooms or a study, office, or whatever other specific need you have. There is another full bath here and a large utility and storage room which includes ample space for the laundry. A two- car garage with an inside entrance is also on this floor. Statistics Design R-68 has a living room-dining room, kitchen- dinette, three, bedrooms, a bathroom and foyer on the main upper floor, totaling 1332 square feet. On the lower floor, there are two bedrooms, a utility room, a family room, bathroom and foyer, totaling 911 square feet. There is a two-car garage. The overall dimensions of 50' 8" by 33'4" include the garage. Wax Residue Causes Bubble Effect in Paint STUDY PLAN COUPON You can get a study plan for The House of the Week by sending this coupon and $1 to House Plans. Sunday Gazette-Mail. Box 2993. Charleston. W. Va. 25330. The plan shows each floor. It is scaled 'A inch per foot. It includes a guide on "How to Get Your House Built.' You can take this study plan to your bank and to your builder to get rough cost of construction estimates. Also available is Andy Lang's new handbook. "Practical Home Repairs," (or $1. Enclosed is $1. Please send me a copy of the study plan for the House of the Week R-68. NAME. STREKT (ZIP). CITY STATE Q. -- Some months ago I removed the old finish from a wooden tool shed at the rear of our house. I intended to put a spar vanish on it, but when I saw the bare wood I did not think it was very attractive. So I painted the shed instead.' After applying the paint, I noticed that, in some places, the paint formed itself into little beads, much like those that · appear on the hood of an automobile when it rains after the car has been waxed. Since I have to do a similar job soon on a small wooden building where I lawn mower and other outdoor equipment, I want to avoid the same mistake. How can 1 prevent this beading of the paint? A. -- There are a number of reasons why paint acts in this way, one of the most common' being the application of a finishing material over a glossy surface. In this case, however, you took off the old finish and thus removed any gloss that might have existed. The likely cause is your failure to wash off any wax residue left by the paint remover. If you still have any of the remover, read the instructions on the can's label and you will discover that you should have washed the surface with a specific product after the remover had done its work. By neglecting this step, you left a wax residue. On a waxed automobile, this beading of water is desirable, preventing water from getting through to the car's surface. In this case, it prevented the paint from spreading properly. Q. -- We want to put up wallpaper in our living room, which was painted about five years ago. The walls are plaster. Is it necessary to remove the paint first? A. -- No. But what should be done to the walls before papering them depends on what kind of paint was used. If a latex paint was used, washing down the walls with a detergent will be sufficient, although it is sometimes recommended that a wire brush also be used if the wall is very smooth. If an oil paint was applied, then it is necessary to wash the walls with a special solution which can be purchased at a store that sells wallpaper. - * -it *' Q. -- I want to paint the outside of my house with latex paint, but have been told that it doesn't cover properly. Is this true? A. -- No. While it has a tendency not to cover as well as oil paint, this can be counteracted by being sure not to spread it too much. You don't say whether your house is wood or masonry. If the latter, latex paints are excellent because they are more resistant to alkali. * * * Q. - What's the difference between adhesive and a mastic? A. -- A mastic is one of the large family of adhesives. It is a heavy, pasty material, usually of a very dark color. Because it is so thick, it generally is spread with a toothed . applicator. Q. . We're thinking of con- tages? A. -- Because they are very low, they leave more space under the window, allowing easier furniture placement and permitting full-length drapes to be hung without interference from the old-fashioned type of radiators. They are inconspicuous. (For Andy Lang's helpful booklet, "Paint Your House Inside and Out," fend 30 cents and a long, stamped, self-addressed envelope to Know- How, P.O. Box 477, Huntington, N.Y. 11743.) 8 Die in New Mexico Truck, Car Collision ARTESIA, N:M. CAP) - A head-on collision that sheared the top off a car kijled eight persons, including at least three children ages 10 to 13. and injured three. Six of the dead in the Friday night crash on U.S. 285 six miles north of here were tentatively identified by state police Saturday as Floyd and Carol Reneau of Roswell, ages u n a v a i l a b l e ; Pat Briones. 19, Carlsbad; Chris Ruiz, 10, Carlsbad; Carolina Ruiz, 13, Carlsbad and Lisa Nuez; 12, Carlsbad. Officers said all but one of the dead were decapitated when a 2'/2 ton truck crashed through the top of the car after impact. In the Artesia General Hospital were two teenagers, . Libby Sanchez. 16, of Roswell. and Romulo Rico. 15. Roswell. Rico was in serious condition after emergency surgery. Miss Sanchez was reported in good condition after treatment for bruises and contusions. They were in the car carrying the eight persons who died. The truck driver, Jerry Davis, 34, of Roswell, alone in his vehicle, was in critical condition at St. Mary's Hospital in Roswell with back, hip and jaw injuries. ' ' TEU. ME THE LOW PRICE OF QUALITY NAME PHONE ADDRESS STATE ZIP Mtil To: P.O. 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