Symmetrical Stone Farm House

A Symmetrical Farm-House of stone and rough-cast

"If we have among our readers a single farmer who is ambitious, who loves show on the surface, who likes to dazzle passers by with a great shingle palace stuck full of windows, he will by no means admire or approve of this design.

But, on the other hand, every reader who is a farmer at heart, who loves his farming life because it is simple and honest and unpretending, because it has no sham and no artifice, who wishes his home to be significant of this very life, will certainly find something agreeable and satisfactory in this plan of a farm-house." [Downing, 145-6.]

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