The Racine Journal-Times Sunday Bulletin from Racine, Wisconsin on January 14, 1962 · Page 40
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January 14, 1962

The Racine Journal-Times Sunday Bulletin from Racine, Wisconsin · Page 40

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THE HOUSE OF THE WEEK RACINE SUNDAY BULLETIN Jan. 14, 1962 Sec. 3, Page 12 Illusive Split-Level Can Be Expanded By Jules Loh (Assoclftted Press Ncwsfeaturea Writer) Growing families and tight budgets seem, inexorably, to •go together. This handsome three-bedroom home with an expansion attic—an entirely new concept in split-level design — should help ease the strain. Its straight ridge roof makes the home look, from the outside, like a two story, or perhaps one of the new bi- level designs. Actually it is a side-to-side split with no less than six levels. Designed by architect Rudolph A. Matern, the house is No. J-2 in the House of the Week series. Has Expansion Space "By extending the roof line over the living level," said Matern, "I was able to provide 517 additional square feet of expansion room which many homeowners can finish off themselves at half the cost." If finished in the manner Matern suggests, the house would then contain four bedrooms and 21/2 baths. The new bedroom would be a huge 15* by 12'6" room opening into a side balcony, plus A sun deck adjoining the living room is one of a number of inexpensive touches of lu\ur\ in this unusual split level. Each of its three (or four) bedrooms also has access l«) a bjlcun\. and there is a covered porch as well as a rear terrace. Though its straight ridge roof is deceiving, this actually is a side-to-side split on no less than six levels. Brick panels and balconies give the home a fresh appearance. a dressing alcove with an oversized closet, a second large walk-in closet, and a two-lavatory bath — in addition to an off-season storage area the full width of the living level. This split is different from the usual type in another respect, too. In this one, the lower grade level contains expansion leveh,—be<jroom level- living level-v—foyer level Expansion portion of this home could be finished piecemeal by a home handy man, adding 517 square feet of living area to home. HELP WANTED to keep the Racine factory busy ... JANUARY FACTORY SPECIAL Wintei' Seal heiuxe • ALUMINUM COMBINATION WINDOWS • ALUMINUM COMBINATION DOORS • JALOUSIE DOORS AND WINDOWS Foaturod "BEST IN THE HOUSE" in Good Houtckocping Mogaxine 3-TRACK DELUXE ALUMINUM WINDOWS $444 PER MONTH, INSTALLED 'lesj thon JO windows proporfionatoly lower! BUILDING SUPPLY AUTHORIZED DEALfR 2808 NORTHWESTERN AVE. ME 4-^831 the foyer, kitchen and dining room which usually are found on the living level. Garage on Slab Level A two-car garage (plus shop, lavatory and laundry room) is on the slab level, and the basement is a half flight down, beneath the foyer, din- 'ing room and kitchen. Such efficient use of space results in the entire house occupying only 1,210 square feet of ground cover in dimensions of 27'1" deep by 49'9" wide—small enough for an 80-foot lot. The area of the bedroom level is 665 square feet. Outdoor living areas are so well integrated in this home that even each bedroom has access to a balcony — a private one for the master bedroom. A sun deck also adjoins the living level, entered through sliding glass doors from both the living room and study. A rear terrace is on the grade level, separated from the breakfast room by sliding glass doors; and a covered porch is fitted nicely in the kitchen- dining room corner. Unusual Features The kitchen contains a number of unusual features, in addition to its 16'11" by 10'4" size. Note the location of the double sink, and also the uncommon amount of counter space. Cabinet space also is plentiful, in fact there are 31'/^ lineal feet of base and wall cabinets. The family room is well FIX-IT FORUM QUESTION: We bought a second-hand end table which is painted a dull black. We would like to keep the black color, but want to give it a glos.sy finish. Can we apply lacquer directly over the paint? ANSWER: It is not wise to apply lacquer over paint, since the solvent in the lacquer may soften the paint film. You have a number of choices to achieve the desired effect. You can remove all grease and dirt from the old paint and go over the surface with glossy black paint. You can give the old paint, if it 's in good condition, a coat of varnish. Or you can remove the present finish with varnish remover and put on a new finish of black lac- Iquer. , QUESTION: Our contractor recommended hydronic heating for a new home we're having built. Can you tell us something about it? ANSWER: A hydronic heating system consists of hot !water which is force-circu lated through small pipes in the baseboard, floors, ceilings and walls. But why not have your contractor explain it to iyou in more detail? ! PANEL ADHEsivES I Waterproof tile board ce- iment, waterproof linoleum ce- iment or a contact bond ad ihesive can be used to fasten pressed woodtype hardboard panels to walls. You Can Buy a Genuine CAPP-HOME WBTH OR WITHOUT MONEY! --f ^v IHl NOinn STAR 24' I 92' $4,189 CMH Price or $43 a MONTH IOC • or OTHCR njj *t ON Utt YOUR OWN I PRICES FROM '%889 CUSTOM BUILT ON rOUR lot AHD FOUNDATION IN CITT, ftRM OR COUNTRY... FREIGHT PHIDI Contact UM or your local repr€$entativel \ CAPP4<0MES • 1143 Duponi Av«nu* North | MioiiMp«li* ILMInnttoia • D*p(. 151 ' You ran gt-t a JUO'',, loan or you can pay as little as lOVo down! With or without money you get: 1. A complete custom-designed Capp-Home rough- erected on your lot with all flr\lsiilng materials 2. Complete plumbing system 3. Complete heating system 4. Custom-designed preflnlshed kitchen cabinets with formica counter tops 5. Complete electric wiring with (iiturbs 6. All foundation materials including basement windows 7. Vinyl asbestos flooring for bathroom, kitchen, rear hall Wm. & Eunice Sheldon 1701 So. Highway 100 Milwuukce, Wl.. rhone. QLenvlew »-24« placed a few steps above the kitchen and overlooking the back yard through an entire wall of windows, and a soundproof wall divides it from the study. Another well" placed room is the lavatory, located on the small hallway between the foyer and kitchen. It is convenient also to the living room and, with its large vanity, serves as an excellent powder room for guests. Much Closet Space Closet space is abundant throughout the house. The master bedroom has two closets, one of them especially large, and both the other bedrooms have oversized closets. The linen closet is convenient to the main bath (note the corner tub), and there is a cabinet outside bedroom No. 3 "for the linen closet overflow," as architect Matern put it. All in all, the house is a well -ordered innovation which provides an exceptional amount of livability with numerous touches of luxury in a modest amount of space. J-2 Statistics A three bedroom side- to-side split with 11/2 baths; with optional 517 square foot expansion space which would add fourth bedroom and bath; built on six levels. Living level and foyer level (ground cover) contain 1,210 square feet; bedroom level 665 square feet; has two-car garage, shop and laundry room as well as basement; dimensions are 49'9" wide by 27'1" deep. Whaf Would This Home Cost? Fqll 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 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. Please send me a baby blueprint on Design J-2. Enclosed is 50 cents. Name Street (Please print plainly) City State. MODERNIZING? CHOOSE OIL HEAT IT'S SAFE ... CLEAN ... AUTOMATIC There's no heating system more modern than oil. It's safe, clean and automatic. No worry about pressures in the coldest weather. Schools, hospitals, churches and public buildings heat with oil because oil cannot explode—it must be atom­ ized and ignited before it even burns. For extra qualities at no extra cost choose PUGH PEERLESS, Racine's top value in heating fuel. HOME-OWNED AND OPERATED

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