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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - September 21, 1929, Mason City, Iowa TWO SEPTEMBER 21 OF MODERNIZED HOME Final Considerations are Important ones Vme manwho has modernized his homeland the man who contem platesmodernization must use landscaping as the final touch which completes the picture Eventhe house that wasbuilt last year or a few years before be in need of a proner envir onment to set It off properly t Eveni the house with all of the latest architectural style has araw and unfinished look if the land scapingis neglected The lawn may be green and well trimmed it v maybe level and rolled but land scaping will the appear ance of the dwelling 100 per cent when the landscapingplans have been carried out IVork From a Plan The home owner who is going to dp a thpro job of landscaping ms groundswill work from a pan He will plot out his work in ad vance so that his efforts will be beds dpeanot have that clear sweep which emphasizes its spac iousness Gardens Are Necessary flsualiy the flower gardens are at the side or rear of the They should be so located that a pleasant view of them can be obtained from the windows of thehoiise arc located reference to the livingroom or a sun porch These flower gar dens may be formal or otherwise depending on the attitude of the owner The kitchen garden is always placed rear pf the lot be cause of its utilitarian nature This garden inay be extensive but often is small Trellis work arbors and ladders are used totrain vinesand taller shrubbery Vines are often trained un the side of the houseto concentrated and direct relieve the bareness of the walls aiwej call in a landscape They aid in giving the home a cozy to aid m your plans The comfortable atmosphere oy these experts are A pergola has a decorative value gh their extensive hind will aid in giving the house a estates and real more low and clinging appearance i have given the Vinesmay be trainedover the a that they are I pergola The oldfashioned grape cannot enjoy arbor stiil has an Important plac is avail in the landscapeplans of theman doubtless a salesman for a with a spacious lot nurseryconcern will give you his advice in return for orders Bock Pools Make Charming But whatever the source ofin Vista formation work by a plan Know small Informal pool is alway what you are striving to accom Delightful and creates a mos pllsh before you set out your shrub vista The pool Is usual bery and flower beds y constructed with a concrete hot torn rbcka beingplaced around th Duplex House Once Old Frame Structure readvfo ready for leVel md Sometimes the concrete pond I sow grass seed rectangular In shape a narrow walk being constructed around first step in the plan the center to supply fresh water the Jot defines the of the aquatic plants Goldfishes prevent beset at SSS in r A formal concrete walk in the should be used to conceal the found ation of the dwelling Flower beds are often set near the house for the same purpose The Old Commonplace House is Now a Handsome Duplex There are many old worn ou houses standing idle because thev are too far run down to be at tractive for the average renter These houses may have sound tim bers and built into them the best of workmanship but if the exter ior lines are old the siding weath erbDaten and unpaiuted the inter ior lacking in air of those modern contrivances that make for the comfort and convenience oC the housewife they are avoided Houses standing idle are a source of expense Taxes must be paid even if no income is derived from the property A vacant house is iPe the proverbial horse standing n the barn and eating his head off A Typical Example The old dwelling illustrated be ow is a good example of a house that could not be rented because of its run down condition It itood idle a distinct loss to its wner Finally the idea of modernization ias applied to the property In stead of making a single dwelling out of the old frame a duplex house withtwo entrances and two sets of living quarters were devel oped The house as conceived by builder is shown to the left The task of modernizing the ex terior of the dwelling is not as complicated as it seems on casua inspection of the before fend after illustrations The old L which is shown to the left of the lower illus tration has been added to the new gable being flush with the old face at the right The roof lines have been entirely changed by the mod ernization Stucco Siding Now Used instead of a frame siding stucco is now used for the new duplex The use of stucco is widespread be ng foundon both large and small residences In this instance it makes an attractive siding for the general design of the structure Each of the new entrances to he house will have a neat little Colonial porch with white pillars BRICK OFFERS ADVANTAGES flagstones are used because of their artistic and informal atmosphere Curving over the lawn with turf each stone they lend a The use of brick veneer in th modernization of the house Offer many advantages that are no found in other types of construe tion The brick veneered home no matter how small has an atmos phere of dignity and worth that ften is not found in frame or n stucco It looks expensive al tho often its cost is compar ble with wood With brick the home owner can et the widest choice incolor tones both in artistic blends and uniform shades The charming textures in brick meet every taste no matter how exacting One of the material advantages its fire re iffiisf abilities SlnoeRtbut of all fires originate without this point is one worthy of consider ation These fireproof qualities are reflected in lower insurance rates for the surface that will resist fire merits the approval of the insur ance underwriters Another point of advantage that is mentioned in connection with brick la the lessened heating cost Jn winter and more comfort the year round Lessened heating cost secajise brick is windtight and teeps the warm air within Dur ng the hot summer months brick veneering prevents the fierce out side heat from penetrating the louse if doors and shutters are kept closed during the hot period and a pitch roof The doors will be of the same design wide and hospitable in appearance The windows are grouped sev eral units being placed in an open ing The arrangement affords an abundance of daylighting on the interior and at the same time gives adequate ventilation The trim Is white blending in well with the general color scheme of the duplex Up in the two gables will be noted the architectural decorative plan the parallel half timbers in the stucco striking an English note A chimney which serves the two heatingplants is located at the gutter that drains the two sharp ly pitched roots At each side of the duplex nn entrance leading to each kitchen is located A small stoop with an overhead shelter protects the door way from the elements Interior Entirely Remodeled The rearrangement of the floor plans of the house entailed new decorative designs throughout The walls are all new and from a cas ual inspection the average person would never suspect that the main portion of the house was several decades old Hardwoodfloors are found in all of the rooms of each apartment The walls have been decorated in the latest plastic finishes and the builtin features are modern in every respect The old house was heated by stove but with modernization twin heating plants were located in the basement I i n i I Cut Out This COUPON Mail it to us with 5c and we will send you a copy of our Home Modernizing Bureau Care of Mason City GlobeGazette BRICK AND TILE Mason City Brick Tile Co BUSNESS ORGANEATIONS Building Tile BUILDING SUPPLIES Mica Insulating Supply Co Phone Fifth St S W CUT STONE DEALERS Mason City Cut Stone Co Phone Fifth St and N Monroe Ave DECORATING Wallpapering and Painting Lpwnsberry Craig Bros Phones 2910 or 1583 J or 3083L ELECTRIC WIRING CONTRACTOR Harry J Burke LAMPS AND FIXTURES Phone Estimates Cheerfully Given GENERAL CONTRACTORS A L Lake Mr Lake can quote you actual figures based on en W homes planned at CEMENT Northwestern States Portland Cement Co Northwestern Portland Cement HARDWARE CurrieVan Ness Co YALE HARDWARE Phone North Federal Ave LUMBER COMPANIES Moore Moore Incorporated Phone So Federal Ave L A Page Lumber Co Phone So Federal Ave LOAN INVESTMENT COMPANIES Mason City Loan Investment Co Phone E State St HELP YOU TO ELECTRICAL APPLIANCES Peoples Gas Electric Co For Better 123 1 Landscape Gardeners and Nurserymen Kembles Greenhouse Phone So Federal Ave Plumbing Heating Contractors WJDaly Co Phone 2nd St N E J F Garvey Co Phone 1st St N E Ideal Plumbing Heating Co Ihone So Federal Ave J C Puth Co Ihone No Federal Ave W H Rhoden Phone No Federal Ave BRICK HOMES A SPECIALTY Phone 1000 1st St N W F A McNary Son All Kinds of Building and Remodeling Phone 618 So Penn Ave rANY MEMBER OF THE Members of the o 8 Home Modernizing Bureau Ask For Our Suggestions SAND GRAVEL Ideal Sand Gravel Co Washed and Screened Sand and Gravel PAINT WALLPAPER GLASS Hugh Davey Son Phone 2nd St S W Manning Bros Paint Co Phone E Stale St W R Mickey Co WHOLESALE AND RETAIL Phone So Federal Ave RUGS DRAPES and HANGINGS DamonIgou Co Phone N Federal Ave SASH AND DOOR MANUFACTURER Mason City Millwork Co RETAILING AND WHOLESALING OF Sash Doors Frames Screens Cabinet Work Fix tures etc Phone 155 Cor Monroe and 4th S W SHEET METAL PRODUCTS Ray E Pauley Co LENNOX FURNACE Phone So Federal Ave vjv i1 euuraj AVC WILL GLADLY OFFER SUGGESTIONS and ESTIMATE COST ;