The Racine Journal-Times Sunday Bulletin from Racine, Wisconsin on January 7, 1962 · Page 39
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The Racine Journal-Times Sunday Bulletin from Racine, Wisconsin · Page 39

Racine, Wisconsin
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Sunday, January 7, 1962
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RACINE SUNDA* BULLEliN Jan. 7, 1962 Sec. 4, Page 10 THE HOUSE OF THE WEEK Attmcfive Design Solves Loi Problem By Jules Loh (AssoclRted Press Newsfeaturea Writer) About a year ago architect Lester Cohen designed a house specifically for a nar- nor lot, solving the problem of many House of the Week readers who were literally being squeezed out of most of today's home designs. "Since then," said Cohen, "I've been getting requests from persons who own corner lots. Their problem is more complicated — but not insoluble. Cohen's newest design. House of the Week J-1, solves it effectively, attrac: tiveiy and economically. It is a three (or four) bedroom ranch with some optional features so the owner can accommodate it t 0 his own needs. Only 37 Feet Wide The house is only 37 feet wide including the garage, which means it could fit on a 50-foot lot in many areas. Its depth is 6.3 f6et, and it contains a modest 1,522 square feet of living space not counting the basement or garage. On a corner lot, both exposed sides present an equally pleasing appearance, so that actually the front door could be placed on either side. On the other hand, if the house were placed on a mid-block narrow lot it retains an area for outdoor living—a feature often sacrificed in ::elongated" houses. All this merely accommodates the house to the problem lot; there's plenty to A three-way fireplace divides the living room and dining room in this attractive three-bedroom ranch. View is from the front wall of the living room where a large window overlooks the front brick planter. To the left in the dining room, beyond the fireplace, is a large bay window looking out on the side porch. Designed especially for a comer lot, this house presents a pleasing view from both exposed sides. The house is only 37 feet wide and is equally suited for a narrow mid-block lot. It contains three bedrooms, two bathrooms and a den which could serve as a guest room. recommend this house, moreover, no matter what lot it's built on. Well-Ordcred Plan Its floor plan is exceptionally well ordered for a medium-sized house, with the sleeping area placed well away from the housekeeping and entertaining areas, convenient bathroom facilities, direct entry from the garage to the kitchen, efficient use of floor space, plus a number of luxury touches seldom found in homes this size. If the main entry were placed on the narrow side of this house, next to the garage, the room adjoining the dining room could be used as a den or, in a pinch, a fourth bedroom. An optional door between it and bedroom No. .3 also would convert it into a two-room apartment for in-laws. As a den, library, Fiber Glass Is Popular for Roofing Patios By Andy Lang (A««oclnlrd Pre /i« NcwufcuturM Writrr) J ibcr glass roofs for patios, carports and brcezeways have attained considerable popularity because they allow the passage ot a large amount of light yet block the transmission of much of the sun's heat. Since the fiber glass is light In weight and can be worked with ordinary tools, this material has gained wide acceptance among do-it-your­ selfers. The panels can be bought with regular flat surfaces or in a number of flat- surface variations, but it is the corruf^ated panels which are the biggest sellers. The corrugations not only have a certain attractivc.'nfss, but help to shed rainwater. They come in various colors, with green the most popular. Determine Size If you are planning on putting up a fiber glass roof, it is well to know what size panels you will use before the framework is installed. That's because the size of the panels will influence the spacing of the rafters. If the jouits fall on the rafters, they will be stronger and will not require as much mastic to be sure ihey are leakproof. The joints are made by overlapping the panels at least one corrugation. 'I'he panels are nailed to the .wooden framing with specia aluminum nails with washers that insure watertight seals. Although it is possible to hammer the nails through the paneling without marring the fib'T glass, this must be done so carefully that it is better to drill holes through the roofing material to receive the nails. These holes should be slightly smaller than the size of the nails. Proper Drainage For proper drainage, the framework should have a pitch of at one inch to every foot. Spw.inl metal flashings are available to be used at the point where the roof meets the house. These flashings base corrugations In them to match the corrugations In the panels, insuring light fits and preventing the passage of water under the seams. The 4 by 4 posts used for the uprights can be set into dirt at least two feet — or set in concrete — or attached with steel dowels or headless bolts if the p-itio floor already is stone or concrete, l^he dealer from whom you pur chase the posts can give you more detaiied advice on that subject to fit your particular need. One more important point. Before you begin work, find out what building code requirements are in your neigh- borhoo|. 37» BEDROOM 2 I3'5"xni CL 1 CL BEDROOM 1 3 10' X 9' X j> i \ t- J DEN OR 1- MASTER BEDROOM U'x13'5" CM- WALK r BATHi CLOS Den provides optional location for front entry. Note two doors to main bathroom, serving both bedrooms and kitchen. House contains 1,522 square feet not counting garage or basement. TWO floor heat outlets-^ DOUBLE THE HEAT OVER YOUR FLOORS! give your family a new standard of living with a new, patented GAS HOME HEATER It pays for Itself with the fuel it saves I music room or other relaxing spot, however, it is ideal. A door leads to the flagstone porch, and windows on both sides provide plenty of sunlight. If the main entry were placed on the long side, this den would become the main foyer—and a spacious one, at 10' by 8'. Attractive Fireplace An eye-catching three-way fireplace divides the living and dining rooms, complementing the broad window overlooking the planter on the front wall of the living room. The dining room also has a dramatic bay window, looking out over the porch and side yard. A pleasant bow window also enhances the kitchen and provides an obvious spot for the breakfast table, out of the way of the work area. There is abundant counter space in the kitchen, and no less than 32 linear feet of hanging and counter cabinets. Second Entrance , Laundry facilities are located unobtrusively near the kitchen and adjacent to the bedroom wing and the main J-1 STATISTICS A three-bedroom ranch with den which could serve as fourth bedroom. Plan provides for optional location of main entrance since house was designed for corner lot. Dimensions ^a r e 37' wide by 63' deep, containing 1,522 square feet of living area not counting garage, porch or basement. bathroom; and the supply cabinet is extra large. A second entrance to the main bathroom makes it do the work of two, serving both the kitchen and the bedrooms. The master bedroom, of course, has its own bath with stall shower. Note that every bit of the plumbing in this house — kitchen, laundry and both Whaf Would This Home Cost? Full study plan information on this architect-designed House of The Week can be yours now. It comes to you in a handy folder with a baby blueprint showing each floor and ail elevations plus "Tips on Building a House." The price is only 50 cents. Send enclosed coupon to House of the Week, Racine Journal-Times. Please send me a baby blueprint on Design J-1. Enclosed is 50 cents. Name Street (Please print plainly) City State. bathrooms — is grouped in this location, a real moneysaving feature. Large and well-placed closets are another feature of this house. There are two closets near the center hall, another opposite the den, a linen closet convenient to all the bedrooms and a large walk-in closet in the master bedroom. When Temiierature Goes Down and Humidity Goes Up A(k your iritndi or n«ighbon who. own * Sicgiar Horn* Hoalor how th«y anjoy Sioglar'i wirm floor comfort. Thay'll tall you, juit a> thay tall ut. Siaglar givai tham mora comfort, more haat ^nd mora (fapandabia larvica than thay had hopad tor. Atk for a damo(\itra- tton - you'll ba convincad. RBSSS Korffendick ¥ & S Hardware Open Daily S to 9, Soiurdof 8 to 5:30, Sunday 9 to 12 Noon 3301 DOUGLAS ME 7-6566 S i, Stalling due to icing in the carburetor or feed lines is alway.s annoying and often dangerous. A "de-icer" in both PUGH CLIPPER and PUGH PEERLESS prevents stalling when the temperature drops below 50 degrees and v»'hen humidity is high enough to cause icing of normal condensation. The very first time your engine stalls, take no chances —change to either regularly-priced PEERLESS or to super-powered, anti-knock CLIPPER. Both are blended season - by - season to give you peak per­ formance around the calendar. HOME OWNED AND OPERATED

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