VICTOR CIVKIN, one of the most thorough designers in the school of small and medium-sized homes manages to combine both modern line and rugged dependability in his plans. A perfect example is The Westport-a home as graceful as a natural growth-with the same comparable structural qualities.

As we enter The Westport we see that the large living room is to the right of the hall. Built-in bookcases fill the wall next to the corner fireplace making this an ideal spot for relaxing. The picture window on the opposite wall is extremely attractive.

The dining room (12-0"x17'-1") boasts plenty of built-in shelves and cabinet space, the all-purpose fireplace serving this area as well as the living room.

The kitchen (11-7"x14'-4") is exceptionally well designed for convenient living, the steel casement windows over the sink allowing a maximum of light to enter the "working area.” The exhaust fan in the ceiling eliminates any cooking odors from entering the other rooms. In one corner of the kitchen, the architect has designed a built-in breakfast seat. The shelves and cabinet space in the dining room may also be used from the kitchen side for unhampered serving of meals. The kitchen is lined with steel cabinets and all work surfaces in this room have durable Formica tops.

One feature of this home that most women will appreciate is the separate laundry room with a door to the back yard.

To the left of the hall as we enter The Westport we find the sleeping quarters. The master bedroom is 12-6''x16'-6" and has its own bathroom with built-in Formica lavatory. The second and third bedrooms are both 11'-7"x15'-0". Closet space in all three bedrooms is ample. The second bathroom is accessible to all three bedrooms. · The 13'-0"x20'x0" room in back of the attached garage may be used as a second living room or den.

The 2300 square feet of floor area is exceptionally well designed in The Westport. The choice of wood shingle and stone for the exterior finish blends well with nature's own setting. The roofing is asphalt shingle. The entire home is insulated with rock wool. The interior has plaster walls, steel casement windows and oak flooring. The forced-air heating system is in the basement and is so located so as not to interfere with any future plans for finishing off this area into a play room or rumpus room.

Mr. Civkin has designed this home for long and hard use. At the same time he has used his carefully selected blend of materials to make for graceful living. 


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