The Garden Guide

Book: Fragments on the Theory and Practice of Landscape Gardening, 1816
Chapter: Fragment XIII. Concerning Interiors.

Town house lighting

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Thirdly. We often hear objections to a cross light in a room, from those who take up their opinion on hearsay, without thinking for themselves; or from having observed in a town-house, at the corner of a street, the troublesome effect from noise, and from the thorough light rendering the room too public to the street, and to the opposite houses. This, however, in the country, is totally different, where an additional window gives new landscapes, and new aspects. If the room be lighted from the end by two windows, it will leave the opposite end of the room dark and dull; while a window, or glazed aperture, at A [in fig. 182], opening into a verandah, or green-house, will give cheerfulness, unattended by the objections mentioned in a town-house, and, consequently, due advantage should be taken of it.