The Racine Journal-Times Sunday Bulletin from Racine, Wisconsin on July 19, 1959 · Page 15
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The Racine Journal-Times Sunday Bulletin from Racine, Wisconsin · Page 15

Racine, Wisconsin
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Sunday, July 19, 1959
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Hou$e of the Week •ACINI gUNDAT IITILLETIN July 1», 19B9 See. I, Page Ranch Boasts Wide-Open Living on Narrow Lot By David L. Bowen Here's t "narrow lot" house thac can hold iu own in my beauty contest. What it doesn't have in wide, rambling, pretentious front, it makes up in clean modern lines, floor plan effi- eiency and this architectural heritage: its delightful garden •outt ia a modern adaptation of the ancient Japanese style. The home is X-66 in the House of the Week series and was designed by Samuel Paul. It has three bedrooms and should easily fit on a 50 by 100-foot plot. The house, with seven rooms and two baths, has a habitable area of 1,444 square feet. At its widest point, ic measures 31 feet. Depth is 60 feet. It has a carp'ort'^ave either window walls or instead of a garage and nol^'^f^ ^^^^^'''^y^'^ basement. ' sunny garden cheer- Every Foot Counts Because of the size limitation, Paul sought to extract full living potential from every bit of space. The courtyard is one of the most important means of accomplishing this. All of the living and working rooms fulness will seem always within reach. Each room also is open to one other room indoors, another aid to the feeling of spaciousness. Control Center A high fence along the side and louvens at front and rear of the court insure privacy both for the garden and the indoor rooms fronting on it. The kitchen, the hub of every household, Is at dead center in this plan. It serves the family room for informal Indoor meals, and is just as handy to dining room and court for more formal occasions either indoors or out. The kitchen is roomy enough to provide space for laund-y and utility closet. Thus practically all normal household routine can be performed in this single control center. An entry closet creates a foyer at the main entrance and helps define the dining area behind it. The large living room (121,^ by almost 24 feet) is just off this foyer and completely out of the daily traffic pattern. It has a wonderful view into the court as well as to the street. A big natural brick fireplace is the center of interest. The fireplace is pro­ jected to the outside to save valuable living space. Shelves serve as a useful space divider between living and dining rooms. Plenty of Sunlight Glass doors at either end provide access from the family room to the private court and to the side yard. A long clear glass skylight In the cell­ ing of the family room floods the bedroom wall with sunlight. The bedroom unit contains three good-sized rooms. The master bedroom has its own bath and a dressing area with abundant closet space. The other two bedrooms share the main bath. The exterior is simple In concept with dramatic contrasts in color and texture. Stained cypress siding, buff red brick, a continuous white fascia and light tan roof shingles are Integrated with large glass areas to provide a light, modern appearance. A big storage room underneath the carport roof furnishes space for bicycles, garden tools and other outdoor equipment. This three-bedroom modem ranch will fit easily on a 50-foot lot A well shielded garden court on the left side gives an air of spaciousness to all living and working areas. House offers 1,444 square feet of habitable space. This artist's conception pictures on Oriental theme In living and dining rooms. Viewpoint is from right front comer of the living room, with foyer coat closet at right, dining area behind that, and garden court visible through glass walls. SMALL PRICE TAG FOR RELAXATION— Shuffleboard, a game popular aboard ship for many years, now is a favorite of people all over the country. Laying out a shuffleboard court Is easy and inexpensive. All you need to get started is to mark off a playing court with chalk or paint on your driveway, or to put the, court on the lawn. Patterns tell you how and give three sizes so you can fit the court to the available space. Making the cues and disks is no trick either when you use the patterns. Rules for playing the game are printed on each pattern. Send 50 cents in coin to Steve Ellingson, The Raclna Sunday Bulletin Pattern Dept., Van Nuys, Calif., to obtain the patterns. BCORM.- FLOOR PLAN Central location makes possible con.stant supervision of children's play from the kitchen. Private court garden, shielded on every side, can be enjoyed from all working and living rooms indoors. House Plan Editor: Racine, Wis. • | Enclosed is 50 cents. Please send me a copy of the study plan of The House of The Week, Design HW X -66. NAME STREET (Please Print) CITY STATE I Send This Coupon for Your Study Plan You can get a study plan for the House of the Week by filing in your name and address on the coupon on this page and sending it with 50 cents to this newspaper. The study plan shows each loor of the house together with each of the four elevations, front, rear and sides of the house. It is scaled at i/g nch per foot. It includes a guide on "How to Get Your House Built." You can take this study plan to your bank or other mortgage lender and to your builder and get rough estimates on the cost of construction in this area, as well as an idea of the cost in relation to your budget. With this information you will know whether you will want to proceed with construction by ordering working blueprints direct from the architect and asking for bids for the work. ^iSUREro$|.eclFY C^ERAl® ELECTRIC VLAfTICf TO^t a SINK TOPS ir CABINET TOPF if TABU TOPS ir DINETTB TOPS Alio Cuifom-Modt KITCHEN CABINETS For Mora • For More Convtniancfl Beauty SATISFACTION GUARANTEED ESTIMATES FREE They're More Versatile MNET 1221 Stele St. FORMICA AND TEXTOLITE FABRICATORS SAVEWAY like magic "INSULATION" GIVES TOU Year 'Round Comfort and Fuel Sayings! 'gtlltfill' ROCK-WOOL BAHS by JOHNSMANVIUi U" Thick 4ic„. ft. 2" Thick 5ie,. ft. 3" Thick 71e„ ft. Coll Now ror FRII Ittimete PLEHTY OF FREE PARKIHG make "SAVEWAY LUMBER" your DOOR Headquarters! BIRCH MAHOGANY FLUSH DOORS Exterior All Doors Full Thick Styled Glass Lites Installed Five Handsome Designs to Choose BIRCH MAHOGANY No. 101 $26.95 No. 103 $28.95 No. 106 $29.95 No. 120 $29.95 No. 124 $29.95 No. 101 $23.95 No. 103 $25.95 No. 106 $26.95 No. 120 $26.95 No. 124 $26.95 ALL DOORS FULL 3'-0"x6'-8" LIMITED SUPPLY! LOUVRED DOORS COMBO DOORS Mode From Genuine Western Pondoroso Pine. Full I>/B " Thick. Use Anywhere. All First Quality Doors. 2'0"K<5'«" 2'4' 2'6"«6'«" 2'8' »14" »15" $15" »15" Best Quality. Full I - vP' Thick. Complete with screen end storm panel inserts. 2'8"x6'9" Siie ONLY * I 9 2 'IO "-4 Its. $I6.9S _ 1 '0".4 Ltt. .$17.W Siiee to 7' High in Stock LUMBER • smme - BOARDS HUGE STOCKS LOWEST PRICES SIDINGS Spruce 1x8 1 O 1 !•'•»• DollyVordon ONLY I^^C Ft. CLEAR REDWOOD BEVELED SIDING V2x4 Run. Foot 5 Vac V2x6 Run. Foot 9V2C VzxS Run. Foot 16c »/4xl0 Run. Foot 27c Upturn Siding 12" Wi<i», 12' Lonfl Carton 96 iq. ft. Only 19ic foot BOARDS No. 3 Com. W. Fir 1x6 6c Lin. Ft. No. 3 Com. Spruce 1x6 7c Lin. Ft. No. 2 & Btr. Cedar 1x6 9V2C Lin. Ft. No. 2 & Btr. Spruce 1x6 12c Lin. Ft. Clear Rod Wood 1x6 .17V2C Lin. Ft. HIGH QUALITY DIMENSION LUMBER All White Fur and Douglot Fir 2x2 2x4 2x6 2x8 2x10 . . . . Only 5c Lin. Foot Only 10c Lin. Foot Only 15c Lin, Foot Only 20c Lin. Foot Only 25c Lin. Foot NO. 1 DOUGUS 4x4 Only Mc Lin. P». OPEN FRIDAY NITES till 9 p.m. WE MAKE KEYS SAVEWAY Opan Daily 7:30-5:30 Saturday 7:30.4:30 LUMBER • MILLWORK • WALLPAPER • PAINT • Diol • ME 25162 HARDWARE TOOLS • TILE 1535 LAY ARD AVE ) ROOFING • PLYWOOD Vi Block West of Oouglaf FaHr

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