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Home and Building, Volume 18 Number 1 (June 1955)

a house in the country — This Farm House at Wellsford Combines Purposeful Design & Apt Siting

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a house in the country
This Farm House at Wellsford Combines Purposeful Design & Apt Siting

Architect: Kenneth Albert, A.R.I.B.A., A.N.Z.I.A.
Photographs: Barry McKay.

Photographs: Barry McKay.

This house has been built for Mr. and Mrs. F. C. Grant and their family of four on one of the higher knolls of their farm from which position extensive panoramic views to the North and East may be enjoyed.

The design requirements included ample meal space in the Kitchen to suit early morning milking, etc., a sheltered area for drying wet clothes with direct access from there to the shower and toilet facilities.

A 7000 gallon concrete water storage tank has been built under the terrace and part of the house, and from there water is automatically pumped to a higher cistern to supply the usual modern appliances.

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A large basement area provides space for table tennis and boat storage — it would appear that a boat forms part of the equipment on a number of farms these days.

Dressing tables and drawer units have been built-in in all bedrooms and in the Lounge a writing desk folds in behind the doors of a general purpose storage unit.

We are glad to publish this example of a well designed farm-house. Not only have we had numerous enquires for illustrations of farm-houses, but too often we see examples of houses built in the country to serve as farm houses that are extremely incongruous. Most farm-houses tend to look like suburban villas, uprooted and set up in the country and, too often, the planning is entirely unsuitable for farm life.—Ed.