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House of the Week RACINE SrNDAT BULLETIN Jtily 2fi, 1059 See. 1, Page 12 V/i-Sfory Contemporary Is Spacious, Cor)venient By D&vid L. Bowen If you're longing for an old- fashioned house, offering the kind of comfort and roominess that seems to have gone out of style, here's a plan worth dreaming for. It has an entrance vestibule and big center hall, spacious kitchen with handy laundry, dining-living room "L", three full baths and up to five bedrooms. This room list makes it sound like a mansion, but the house would not carry a mansion price. It has an economical 114 story design, and the first floor covers only 1,428 square feet. The second level, which need not be finished durjtiR original construction, adds another 900 square feet of habitable space. Unusual Feature.. The most unusual feature ofhrcczcway adjoining the X-67 in the House of the Wccki'h'ning room, with an attnictivf! series is the third room archi-jwoodon fence thai adds a dtntj- tect Lester Cohen has placed!'"'»t've quality to the privacy This \'/2 story contemporary has nine rooms, with three baths and up to five bedrooms. Three of the rooms are upstairs, and can be left unfinished during original con* structlon. upstairs. Most "expansion attic" homes have only two upstairs bedrooms. This house has an 18 by 15-foot bedroom with a sewing alcove, a second 15 by 12-foot bedroom, and a third 9 by lO'/^-foot room that could be used either as a bedroom or as an upstairs family room for TV watching, study, or hobbies. Families with children in the early teens are likely to find an lUpstairs recreation room far more conducive to peace and quiet than one in the usual position near kitchen or living room. Plentyful sleeping rooms and I w 0 -1 e V el arrangement also make this an Ideal home for family unit which includes one or more grandparents. In this house, there's room for everybody. Here's what It has. Living Areas The center hall offers a direct route to the kitchen or ground floor bedroom section up the stairs to the second floor, or through a wide arch to the living room. The fnmiiy- sized living room has two highly desirable features — n fireplace and a deep bow window. A good Inferior wall •makes furniture arrangomont ea.sy. Through another arch, Ihf- dining room is visible, it's hip enough for family meals and for those occasions when all the extra leaves are added to the dining room table. Kitchen, Service Areas Kitchen equipment Is conveniently arranged on one long counter, leaving plenty of space for a dinette in one corner. There's a first floor laundry separated from the kitchen and acting as the service entry. A small but Important addition that the busy housewife will bless Is the hamper access between bathroom and laundry. Soiled clothing is tossed Into the bathroom hamper and taken out right in the laundry. It's like a one-floor laundry chute. In addition to the basement stairway indoors, a .second stairway outside leads to the basement so tools or heavy equipment can be removed without dragging them through the kitchen. The principal casual area Is that every family wants. The upstairs silting rOf)m that could double as the fifth bedroom offers another casual area. Sleeping Rooms The master bedroom, one of two downstairs, gives parents the e.\tra space (hoy nerd and includes a shower bathroom. The main but broom is hack-to- back with kitchen and laundry plumbing and on the samo slack as the bathroom above, another aid to economy. On Die upper floor the two end bod- rooms are e,xlra bi^ and r;i( li has unusual features; a wardrobe and sewing alcove in one and a walk-in closet in the other. All the second floor space can be Irfl unfinished if a young family builds this house. It could be complcMed lator by a contractor wlion finances permit or finished in stages by a do-it-you^>elf dad. Storage Statistics There are 11 closets, throe of them wnlk-lns and one a big storage room on the upper floor llial opens at the back to storage under the eaves. A f large garage and basement add additional storage space. F.xtcrlor, Dimensions Tl\e house is shown in random ashlar slone at the frniil. with wood shingles at the side and rear. The rorif is asphalt shingle. Dimensions are 50'8" hy 28'. The hrcezeway adds U' and the garage another 22'. FIX-IT FORUM (AP Nowiif(?«lurf«l QUE.STION: I have decided to put wooden gutters around our house, which has never had any. Are these attached with hangers the same as metal gutters? ANSWER: Wooden gutters can be attached with hangers, but generally are installed with wooden nailing blocks. The blocks are nailed to the face board of the house—and the gutters then are nailed to the tjlocks. In some cases, wooden gutters are nailed directly to the face board, but this should not be done unless you are certain that the face board itself is secure. In any case, be sure to use rust-resistant nails. QUESTION: Should screens be painted with a regular paint brush? ANSWER: Either a brush or small roller can be used, The best way to avoid clogging the mesh with paint is to use a ready-made screen painter, which is available in any hardware store and is nothing more than a piece of felt or similar material attached to a block of wood. Spacious hallways upstairs and down mark this as a house of quality. Note also the generous .si/.e of the bedrooms, the big closets, the ground floor laundry handy to the kitchen. Hnbltable area of the first floor is 1,428 square feet, with an additional 900 upstairs. Children Taller, Healthier in Japan TOKYO — The present generation of Japanese is taller, heavier and healthier than past generations, according to a re port presented recently to the general assembly of the Japan Medical A.ssn. The report, based on surveys l)y the Ministries of Education and Welfare, showed that the average height" of first grade boys is now about 4V/2 inches compared with 42.8 inches in 1934. Average weight is 40.4 pounds compared with 38..'} pounds in 1904. The height and weight of sixth grade girls in 1889 is now equaled by fifth grade girls. The report also suggested that the custom of sitting cross- legged is one reason Japanese legs do not grow as long as those of Nisei or European children. Southern Iraq Builds Deep-Water Terminal BASRA, Iraq— Construction has started in .southern Iraq on a deep-water terminal that will simultaneously berth two 65,-1 000-ton tankers with a com-; bined loading rate of 8,000 tons an hour. When the terminal and the installation of pipelines connecting it to producing fields nearby is completed, southern ANCIENT ART Iraq's oil exports are expected The town of Nakon Srilama- to increase from the current raj, Thailand, 1,000 years old, rate of 12 million tons a year is the home of perhaps the most to 20 million tons. The project, distinctive Thai art, the "Niel-jto cost $70 million, is sched- lo" practiced for more thanjuled for completion early In eight centuries. 1961. Here's an artist's conception of one of the upstairs bedrooms, with sewing alcove at left. I1te room measures 18 by 15 feet and has a small section of sloping ceiling. THE HOUSE of the WEEK Big Tombs in Bahrein Baffle Archaeologists MANAMA, Bahrein—There are about 100,000 mysterious burial mounds southwest of this capital of t ^o sheikdom of' Bahrein off the Arabian coast. i The dome-shaped tombs range, up to 82 feet in height and have long baffled archaeologists. Stone bowls of 2.000 B.C. and fragile specimens of 10th century Islamic glass have been found in the tombs. Some archaeologists believe Bahrein was for nomads mainland. a burial ground of the Arabian Send This Coupon for Your Study Plan You Min get a study plan for th« House of the Week by filling In your name and address on the coupon on this page and iMiding it with 50 cents to this aewtpaper. Th« study plan shows each floor of the house together with each of the four elevations, front, rear and sides of the house. It is scaled at Inch per (90t. 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