THE HOUSE:

A POCKET MANUAL
of
Rural Architecture:
OR, . . .
COUNTRY HOUSES AND OUT-BUILDINGS;
DESIGNS AND DESCRIPTIONS
OF COTTAGES, FARM-HOUSES, VILLAS,
AND OUT-BUILDINGS, OF VARIOUS COST
AND IN THE DIFFERENT
STYLES OF ARCHITECTURE, ETC., ETC.

With Numerous Original Plans,

DESIGNED BY F. E. GRAEF, ARCHITECT, AND OTHERS.

Originally published in 1859 by Fowler and Wells,
PDF eBook of House Plans only, 2004, Merrymeeting Archives LLC.
120 e-pages, illustrated with cottages,
one-and-a-half-story cottages,
two-story cottages, villas,
barns, stables and outbuildings, churches and schools.
71 floor plans.

There are 71 floor plans total, consisting of 57 floor plans
of 31 houses, 12 barn floor plans (includes barns,
stable and piggery), 1 church plan, 1 schoolhouse plan.

Table of Contents:

Chapter Description
COTTAGES OF ONE STORY. Preliminary Remarks - A Log Cabin - Hexagon Plan - Plan for Three Rooms etc. - A Southern Cottage - Another Cheap Cottage Plan - Plan for Additions - An Extempore House
STORY-AND-A-HALF COTTAGES. Preliminary Remarks - Plans for a Small Cottage - An Italian Cottage - An English Cottage Plan - A Suburban Cottage - A Gothic Cottage - A Symmetrical Cottage - A Semi-Southern Cottage
HOUSES OF TWO STORIES. A Gothic Cottage - A Country Parsonage - "Fruitland" Cottage, near Augusta, Georgia - S. H. Mann's, of Beloit, Wisconsin, Octagon Plan - A Southern House - A Square Cottage - A Stone Country House - A Circular House erected by Enoch Robinson at Spring Hill, Somerville, Massachusetts - Ornamental Roofs - A Swiss Cottage - A Double Cottage.
FARM-HOUSES. What a Farm-House Should be - Mr. Graef's Farm-House - A Farm-House Plan.
VILLAS. What is a Villa? Downing's Definition - What it Should be - A small Villa in the Italian Style built in Elizabeth, New Jersey - A Brick Villa - A Gothic Villa - A Picturesque Villa designed for Mr. Bradbury in New York, New York - A Southern Villa - An Octagon Villa.
BARNS, AND OTHER OUT-BUILDINGS. Preliminary Remarks - Lewis F. Allen's Barn - Mr. Chamberlain's Octagon Barn - Elevators in Barns - Mr. Beckwith's Octagon Barn erected by E. W. Beckwith, Principal of the Boys' Boarding School at Cromwell, Connecticut - A Circular Barn built by the Shakers of Berkshire County, Massachusetts - A Side-Hill Barn - Stables - An Octagon Poultry-House,erected near Factoryville, Staten Island - A Piggery - An Ashery and Smoke-House - An Ice-House - An Apiary - A Play-House - A Rustic Garden-House.
CHURCHES AND SCHOOL-HOUSES. A Village Church - A Choice of Elevation - A School-House

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