This country home design was erected at different periods of the 19th century. The main building was constructed in 1868. The country home design was expanded upon in 1870 with several additions, consisting of a laundry, and a new dining room with dinner service rooms and pantries. This country home design was transformed into a 16 roomed villa of superior accommodation. In remodeling many difficulties were surmounted of an architectural and construction kind to obtain that complete unity of style apparent now in this 19th century country home design.
COUNTRY HOME DESIGN
The materials of construction were wood, the frame sheathed and felted, the roof slated, and the interior finish tasteful and sufficiently elaborate to harmonize in character with the style of the house. A stable, called a "cottage stable", was enlarged at the same time, and a gas-house was also built, with fixtures for lighting the dwelling. The cost of the first contract for the original country home design was $8,000, of the second $6,000, and of the third $4,000. This excellent design is from Atwood's Modern American Homesteads, and is one of the best of Atwood's efforts.