Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Sloan's "The Model Architect" Vol. 2

Continuing to Volume 2 of The Model Architect we find Sloan further expanding his Italianate designs, though the volume as post plan books go, starts off with more expensive designs and moves toward less expensive designs, with some exceptions.

Design 27: "The Farm"

Interesting symmetrical plan villa.

Design 28: "Wayside Cottage"

Design 30: "A Plain Dwelling"

Design 31: "The Villa"

An example of this design can be found in the Millar-Wheeler house in Utica.

Design 36: "The Parsonage"

This is a uniquely sophisticated design that hearkens back to Greek Revival precedents. The Moses Yale Beach house in Wallingford, CT seems to match this design.

Design 42: "Italian Houses"

A surprisingly high style, European almost, double house plan. The finish of the fa├žade is over the top. I haven't seen an Italianate that matches the sophistication of this treatment.

Design 44: "A Southern Mansion"

This seems to have been the basis for the George Allen house in Cape May, NJ.

Design 46: "An Italian Villa"

This is a pretty straightforward irregular plan house that matches with Davis' earlier type, however, the strange medieval buttress supports on the porch are unprecedented. It'd be interesting to see if any examples were built with this almost modernist porch design.

Design 48: "A Plain Dwelling"

Design 49: "An Oriental Villa"

This design inspired "Longwood" in Natchez. More will be said in my post on this remarkable house.

Design 50: "Double Dwelling"

An aggressively simple double house.

Design 53: "A Southern House"

This was Sloan's design for the Joseph S. Winter house in Montgomery, AL, as I posted about a couple days ago.

Design 55: "Model Cottage"

Design 56: "Suburban Villa"

No doubt, West Philadelphia had many examples of this simple suburban design.

Design 57: "Country Houses"

The most traditional of Sloan's designs. No doubt, it matches the architecture he grew up with in rural PA.

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