Wednesday, September 12, 2007

A Country Villa in Orange, NJ 1869


Underneath the whole building there is a cellar, containing furnace. The kitchen and laundry are on the same floor with the other rooms. It was intended that the piazza should extend all around the house but a sitting-room was finally placed in the front part of it. The parlor is used as a family room not for show only, but for every-day use. There is a kitchen-pantry, store-room, back-stairs, and laundry in the rear well lighted and ventilated. On the second door there are five bed-rooms, a bath-room, water-closet, linen-closet, etc. In the attic there are two servants rooms and a large garret.

It is a frame building, sided over with hemlock boards, covered with narrow pine clapboards.
The hip of the roof is covered with slate the deck with tin. The inside of the house is hard-finished, with cornices and centers. It has pine trimming around the doors and windows. The floors are of sound pine. The foundation walls are of brick. The cellar is concreted. A large cistern, cesspool, privy, etc., are included in the cost price.

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