House Structure

The Parts of the House, Especially as the Effect Style, Function and Grace

A house is more than its parts, but without the parts there would be no house. House structure, its parts and the way they fit together, make the house livable. How well they fit plays a big part in determining the beauty of the whole.

A Tudor House in Holland, Michigan

“House Structure”, as used in this page, refers to all those major components of a house. It covers roofs and walls, window and doorway, heating systems and plumbing systems. I could not find a better term to cover such a diversity. “Things That Go Into and Make Up a House” was a bit too cumbersome.

It does not cover abstractions, like mass or balance, nor items of strictly decorative nature. Yet all these things are likely to come up in the course of discussing these various parts of a house.

Chrysler Building

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Greek Revival House in Hillsdale, MI

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Moulton Carriage Door

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Gunston Hall - Georgian Style House

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Queen Anne house Bellefontaine

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mortise and tenon graphic

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cob house photo

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