The Racine Journal-Times Sunday Bulletin from Racine, Wisconsin on July 18, 1965 · Page 11
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July 18, 1965

The Racine Journal-Times Sunday Bulletin from Racine, Wisconsin · Page 11

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I Popular' Splif Has Unique Design This most popular split level of the last five years has By Andy Lang (AP Newireaturei Writer) ''Regular readers of the Hfpuse of the Week series kiiow that we have been doing cdtitinuous research on the most popular homes presented ii^ recent years. One of these pi'oved to be a one-story, expandable house; another, a t^o-story traditional. I This time we are bringing yipu the most popular split level of the last five years. It's a somewhat unconventional split level, both inside and out. Different Approach b4 t^f^^lSvefS^^r^ unconventional exterior, plus an interior which duces a balconied dining room atid a glamorous living room. The living room, usually in the middle level with the din- ij}g room and kitchen, has been dropped down to within two steps of the first level. The relationship between these two rooms is further dramatized by'liberal use of decorative wrought iron railing. Architect Herman H. York h'as given the outside of the house an unusual look for a split level by blending the upper level roof into the roof oyer the lower, section and extending a horizontal cornice Sunday, July 18, 1965 RACINt SUNBAY BULLrTIN 1IA Chair on Last Legs Gin Be Fixed line across the entire front in an unbroken sweep. Another special feature is the outdoor dining deck directly behind the kitchen and on the same level. It's connected by stairway to the ground level terrace behind the. recreation room and makes a pleasant setting for outdoor relaxation or dining, with food service possible from either the kitchen or an outdoor barbecue in the rear yard. There are 1330 square feet of living area on the bedroom and living levels, with 508 square feet in the foyer, rec­ reation room and study on the entrance level. With a two- car garage, the over-all width is 55' 2". This drops to 45' if only a one-car garage is included. The depth is 33' 5". Need Little Grading With the entrance on the ground level, a minimum of grading is necessary on level or gently sloping lots. The entrance is sheltered and nicely framed on both sides. Inside the front door, both the coat closet and powder room open on the foyer. The long sight lines from the foyer through the recrea- places the living room two steps down from the dining room and includes a number of interesting features. tion room and its sliding glass doors to the rear terrace, and across the 18-foot living room, contribute to a feeling of spaciousness. Family areas of the house can be reached from the front entrance without entering the living room. A half-flight of stairs from the recreation room reaches the dining room alongside the kitchen door. And a U-turn at that point takes you the rest of the way up to the bedroom level. Off the recreation room to the left is a small study, guest room or fourth bedroom. The kitchen is 18 feet long, with ^^„^..-~r^ ample space for family meals. Large Bath On the upper level are three bedrooms and a large bath. The bath is accessible from the hallway and from the master bedroom through a compact dressing room. The master bedroom also has a walk-in closet. Architect York has indicated stone on t h e front facade, but brick may be substituted without materially changing the character of the design. Should a fireplace be desired, a chimney can be located outside the living room wall at the side. The small basement can be reached either from the recreation room or from an exterior entrance sunken at the right rear corner of the house. H.92 Statistics Design H-92, the,most popular split level of the last five years, has a living room, dining room, kitchen, recreation room, lavatory, study, terrace and dining deck on the lower levels, with three bedrooms and a bath on the bedroom level —totaling 1838 square feet of living area. If a two-car garage is selected, the overall dimensions are 55' 2" by 33' 5". With a one-car garage, the width is cut to 45'. A covered porch is optional with the two - car garage. tZ" BOW WIMDOW 9JiiMiBl.ll.&l« I Recessed entry provides practical shelter for the trip from front door to garage, f There is choice of routes to upper level, either from foyer or from recreation room. Oust Bird Lover from His 'Nesf LOS ANGELES —(^) — ; Because his wife said he i-^^ispent all his time taking H'candid snapshots of birds instead of feathering his iQnest, Donald Bleitz had his Ifwings trimmed in Divorce 'Court. Mrs. Elivirita Bleitz, 58, was awarded a divorce decree after telling Superior Judge Aubrey N. Irwin she had paid her 55-year-old spouse $3,200 monthly to manage a pharmaceutical manufacturing firm. Instead of attending to business, she said, her husband deserted his post regularly for bird-watching and bird-photographing expeditions. The court also ordered Bleitz to pay his wife $80,000 he withdrew from a joint bank account after the couple separated. What Would This Home Cost? Full st,udy plan information on this arcliitect-de- signed House of "The Week can be yours now. It comes to you in handy folder with a baby blueprint showing each floor and all elevations plus ''Tips on Building a House." The price is only 50 cents. Send enclosed coupon to House of the Week, Racine Journal-Times. 1^.....................-................., \ Enclosed is 50 cents for baby blueprint [ I on design H-92 . . .• • i ! Name i J (please print plainly) J I Street i ! City State \ DOWNSPOUTS PLASTIC Plastics are being used for home sidings, gutters and downspouts. They have good impact strength and resistance to heat and cold. 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You can make loose joints tight again by cutting a notch in the end of the rung and forcing a wooden wedge into the saw cut, expanding the end of the rung. Clamp Tightly Spread glue on the end of the rung and in the hole. Force the rung into the hole and wipe away the excess glue that oozes out. Clamp or tie tightly with twine or rope. Allow to dry for 24 hours before using. If the fit is loose when putting the rung back in place, try the trick of thickening the glue with a little sawdust. Seat frame joints that become loose should be reinforced. Use a corner block made of hardwood (just a triangular shaped piece of wood) or metal inside corner braces. Blocks Are Neater The corner braces are easier to use. Just fasten with wood screws. But the blocks are neater—drill for wood screws and glue as well. Shaky rails can be strengthened by installing screw eyesj in each corner of the frame under the seat, running a wire between each pair and then pulling the wires together with a turnbuckle. When a chair seems to need repairs all over, take it all apart and re-assemble. Parts may look the same but they After the pieces aredisossem* bled, a little vinegar will help loosen the old hardened glue that must be removed befora new glue is applied. do vary. Number them with chalk or with numbers written on adhesive or masking tape so that matching parts can be rejoined later. Remove Seat Start by removing the seat. Turn the chair over. You will find that the seat is fastened with screws running through the glue blocks in the corners. Most chairs are held together with dowels. These fit into holes that have been drilled into the main parts of the chair. A chair that is old and dried out will come apart easily. The job will go more readily if the chair has been in a warm room for several days. You will find that you can force most pieces apart with your hands. Those that offer some resistance should be tapped apart with a mallet. Remove Old Glue With the chair taken apart, lay out the pieces and clean them of all old glue. Sand and scrape parts clean. Inspect for broken dowels. These should be replaced. Broken parts that have Feen left in the hole can be drilled out with an auger drill. Again, if any force is needed in reassembling (after applying fresh glue) use a mallet. Be sure to wipe away excess glue. Using Rope, Dowel Pipe clamps will draw parts of the chair together while exerting an even pressure on all joints. A rope and a dowel can be applied tourniquet fashion. Need a new building? This free brochore will guide yon in your choice. Befor* you build an Industrla!, com- merclal or retail building call us. W* win send you this very Informatlv* brochure. 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