This section is from "The Horticulturist, And Journal Of Rural Art And Rural Taste", by P. Barry, A. J. Downing, J. Jay Smith, Peter B. Mead, F. W. Woodward, Henry T. Williams. Also available from Amazon: Horticulturist and Journal of Rural Art and Rural Taste.
Whoever loves symmetry and the simpler kINDSs of cottage Beauiy, including good proportion, tasteful forms, and chasteness of ornament, we think can not hut like this design, since it unites all these requisites. It is an illustration of a cottage made ornamental at a very trifling expense, and without sacrificing truthfulness to that kind of tasteful simplicity which is the true touchstone of eottage beautv.
This cottage is entered by means of an ample hall), off which is the parlor, 15 ft- by 15 ft. 6 in. The dining and living room is entered from either the hall or parlor, and is 15 ft. 6 in. by 14 ft, having closets, also a closet under stairs. Adjacent to the dining-room is the nursery, 14 ft. by 12 ft. 6 in., having a bathing-room and closet.
Off of dining room is the kitchen, 15 ft. 6 in. by 12 ft. 6 in., having an ample pantry, sink room, etc. The back stairs ascend from the sink-room, which is a great convenience, as slops, etc, from the second story can be brought down these stairs without being seen from any of the principal rooms. Entrance to the cellar from the kitchen. In the hall is the principal stairs leading to second story, which Is divided into bedrooms having closets attached; also inclosed stairs to attic, in which there are three large sleeping-rooms, with store-rooms, etc. The little front room in second story would make a bed-room if required, or a dressing room attached to the large front bed-room. First story 9 ft. 6 in. high, second story 8 ft. high. The superstructure is framed.