The story of a house . ion of the staircases. The cousin had told IlM{ Paul to prepare them; but Paul, as might he sup-posed, had only furnished a number of confused sketches, asunintelligible to others as to himself, despite the hints afford-ed him by the master architect. Come, said the cousin, let us work at this together.Papa Branchu and the carpenter ask for instructions. Letus first take the great staircase, and mark out its cage, orenvelope. We have, as the height of the ground-floor, com-prising the thickness of the flooring, 4 m. 50 c.; the stepsshould only be 15 c. in height each ; w

The story of a house . ion of the staircases. The cousin had told IlM{ Paul to prepare them; but Paul, as might he sup-posed, had only furnished a number of confused sketches, asunintelligible to others as to himself, despite the hints afford-ed him by the master architect. Come, said the cousin, let us work at this together.Papa Branchu and the carpenter ask for instructions. Letus first take the great staircase, and mark out its cage, orenvelope. We have, as the height of the ground-floor, com-prising the thickness of the flooring, 4 m. 50 c.; the stepsshould only be 15 c. in height each ; w Stock Photo
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The story of a house . ion of the staircases. The cousin had told IlM{ Paul to prepare them; but Paul, as might he sup-posed, had only furnished a number of confused sketches, asunintelligible to others as to himself, despite the hints afford-ed him by the master architect. Come, said the cousin, let us work at this together.Papa Branchu and the carpenter ask for instructions. Letus first take the great staircase, and mark out its cage, orenvelope. We have, as the height of the ground-floor, com-prising the thickness of the flooring, 4 m. 50 c.; the stepsshould only be 15 c. in height each ; we must therefore havethirty steps to reach the level of the first floor from that ofthe ground-floor. Each step should be from 25 c. to 30 c.in width, to give an easy ascent. Thirty steps, then, give7 m. 50 c. or 9 m. of development. I believe I told youthis when we made the plan of the ground-floor. If wetake the middle of the space reserved for the steps, on ourplan, we find just 9 m. Tracing the steps, then, on this. ? li -, 10 Fff- 39.—OUTLINE OF THE MAIN STAIRCASE. — P.itfc 130. THE STUDY OF THE STAIRCASES. 151 middle line, and giving them 275 millimetres of steppingspace, we may find two landing-places in the angles at A, A (Fig. 39); we will make the steps wind in such a wayas to avoid sharp angles near the newel. The first step willbe at B, the last at C. At D we will make, under the step-grooves, the partition which will enable us to establish thewater-closet at A. As, at this landing-place A, we haveascended 18 steps (each 15 c. in height), we shall havefor the water-closet 2 m. 50 c. under the ceiling, which ismore than sufficient. We will light it by a window E. Thetwo openings F will Tight the staircase, and, as the elevationindicates, will follow the level of the steps. Tor there isnothing more ridiculous and inconvenient than to cut offthe windows by the steps of a staircase, and though this isdone every day in dwelling-houses, it is a folly which everybuilder

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