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THE OMAITA SUNDAY BEE: SEPTEMBER 24. 1911.
The Omni in Hce's Great
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WHERE YOUR HOUSEHOLD GOODS WILL BE BAIT
The Cost Problem
By Arthur O. Claasea,
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esse, whose semes will be announced later.
. IJliJ." ',"1;0, ?, the following territory: Nebraska. Wyoming, that portion of
thTlui? MHlTtlleuleC " " '' ouU Wts known u
FIRST PRIZE SSi.
White Steamer Automobile
A 6-passenger 1111 Model White Steamer Touring Car odorless, smokeless
end noiseless. No cranking no shifting of geirs; any desired speed, wnue
Steamer sales Increase each succeeding year. Has practically sn endorsement
of the United States government, which owns and operates more White
Bt earners than all other cars combined. Richly upholstered, beautifully fin
ished, unlimited power, controlled speed. This oar will be exhibited la Omaha
at Dmmmondg. lata aad Harney mtm. .
SECOND PRIZE Jg8.
In the aoft, semi-tropic, climatic gone, extend
tng north from San Diego to Shasta County, Cali
fornia, lies Tehama county, in which la situated
this beautiful little 10-acre ranch near the town
of Red Bluff. This la fruit land of a very high
order and Is part of the celebrated Lutheran col
ony which had Its inception with an Omaha
clergyman. Literature describing this property
may be seen at the office of TBOWBBXDGB-BOX
TIB CO, la the City JTational Beak Building-,
THIRD PRIZE Jeoo
The magnificent, fancy walnut nsU
ATJTO OBASrO FLATXB-FIAsTO which noth
ing can excel. No other plsyer-plano has In
the absolute the "human touch" so desired by
a musical ear and so prised by the manufac
turers. This instrument will be exhibited, ex
plained and nlayed for anyone who wishes to
e It in the ware roome on the third floor f
THE BENNETT CO.
OUR vital points hive to be
considered In tne planning of
every home, they are, its loca
tion, its arrangement. Its de
sign and its cent, in most
eases, the first three are mn.
j trelled by the cort.
The average man will decide about tlit
time he Is purchselng his lot. upon the
approximate amount of money he think
he csn afford to put Into his home. The
question then comes up, as to how much
to put Into the lot and how much Into
the home. Frequently a man will de
sire a home beyond his means, with the
result, that he Is Inclined to purchase a
lot not having quite as desirable a loca
tion as the home he will build ought to
have. He doe not seem to realise that
one s surroundings and neighbors con
tribute a great deal toward the enjoyment
of a home, when they are desirable and
frequently make one discontented with
the home when they are out of harmony
Then again, a man will purchase a lot
In a practically undeveloped section of
the city, the lot may be very desirable,
but being cheap, It would probably be
, surrounded by vacant cheap lots that
' would in time attract people building a
cheap clapg of homes. The writer recalls
j one prominent example where a man
Purchased a beautiful lot with elegant
shade trees upon it for 1300, and built
j upon it a $5,000 home. Cheap as the lots
i re in that neighborhood, he did not
even consider it necessary to purchase
a corner lot, saving his means for the
construction of his home. In less than
five years, he had a grocery store build
ing on one side of him. and an undesirable
family in a small shack on the other
side of him. It never cava to huiM a
good home on a cheap lot. No hard and
fast rule can be set for the right propor
tion of things, for sometimes under un
usual circumstances, a man can purchase
a very good lot in a very good neighbor
hood for a very low price, but on the
average, one should figure on paying
about 26 per cent of the cost of the house
for the property on which It stands. If It
Is city property, in the country, where
the land Is bought by the acre, entirely
different conditions are met with, for
here a man can have so much land about
him, that It does not matter much what
the neighbors do.
Building a home In a' neighborhood
already well built up has Its advantages.
One can then note the class of homes and
their owners, and know Just what public
Improvements In the neighborhood he will
be privileged to enjoy.
The cost of a home is of course an un
known quantity, until the estimates from
the contractors have been received.
Whether the architect's estimate will be
accurate or not, depends entirely upon
his ability and Integrity. There are a
number of architects throughout the
country publishing and designing in cata
logue form, who, realizing the tendency
toward desiring something for nothing,
place the cost eetimate on a design fre
quently far below what it Is possible to
build it for. In other eases, they will
place the coat estimate based upon prices
in certain sections of the country, where
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It costs far less to build than In other
parts of the country, and thereby their
statement that a house can be built for
that amount can be proven.
This Is really not an honest way of
dealing with future clients, for It Is mis
leading First let It be frankly admitted,
that no architect has the gift of prophecy,
and therefore Is unable to tell exactly
what the lowest bid from several con
tractors will be. Contractors frequently
vary as much as 20 per cent and even 30
per cent in their estimates, and when the
men who build the buildings, who are
closely In touch with labor conditions, and
who have an order at stake when making
their estimates, will vary from $15,000 to
$20,000 on the cost of a single home, a
difference of $5,000. It can be reasonably
supposed that the architect's estimate will
not be exactly accurate.
To Illustrate, I will give a tew examples.
The writer estimated the approximate
cost of $12,000 on a home to be built in
Quebec, Canada. It was built for $11,600.
In another Instance of recent occurence,
the writer estimated the cost of about
$:.000 and it was built complete for $4,200.
In one case, the archltect'e estimate was
$500 high, and in the other $200 low. In
estimating the cost of a large sanitarium,
the writer was $3,000 high on his estimate,
but in this Instance, the lowest con
tractor's bid was unusually low, being in
fact over $13,000 less than the amount
wanted by the highest contractor. The
same month, the highest and lowest con
tractors on this particular building
changed places In estimating on a small
alteration Job. The highest contractor on
the sanitarium putting In a bid of $7,000
and the successful bidder on the sani
tarium putting In an estimate of $1,000 for
the alteration Job.
A competent, conscientious architect will
always try to make his estimate high
enongh to cover any unusual conditions
that might prevail In the building busi
ness at the time estimates are taken. To
do this accurately, it is sometimes diffi
cult, for conditions change from week to
week, the law of average must therefore
govern. Whether an architect can esti
mate the cost of a horse from a distance
MR. CLAUSEN'S BOOK
"The Art, Science and Sentiment
Thirty chapters, 300 Illustrations.
It covers a wide range of subjects,
including the planning of bunga
1o"wr suburban and cltv homes,
costing from $2,000 to $30,000, 1st
lng c ..n acts, choosing materials,
proper design of entranoe, win
dows, fireplaces, sto. New third
edition. Price, postpaid, 91.00.
Address, Arthur O. Clausen,
Architect, 1136-37-38 Lumber Ex
change, . Minneapolis, Minnesota.
OMAHA VAN AND STORAGE CO
Mala Offloe. 806 So. lflth Bt. Breaches, SO So. lTtk and UtO Ws, lets srhs,
Telephonei Doaglaa 4163 and ZncU, A-13S0.
of many miles will depend entirely upon
how thorough a student he Is of condi
tions in various parts of the country.
With proper study, an architect can esti
mate as accurately on a house In another
part of the country, as a man In that
locality. The cost, however, varies a
great deal in different parts of the coun
try, ror example, a home will build for
approximately 40 per cent less In Florida
than a house of the same plan and design
could be built for in Minnesota. With
these conditions in mind, tha cost eatl.
mates placed on many house plan cata
logues are of little use. even thouch thv
be entirely accurate, for a certain location.
Therefore, the only way to determine
the cost of any house DubHsiir.fi in .
catalogue is to either get the estimate on
it from an architect of known veracity,
or have a local builder give an estimate
from the published sketch. This is a dif
ficult thing for a builder to do, however,
for lacking specifications and details, he
can have only a vague Idea from the
sketch as to what ' materials on.t
tranship will be required.
THE Influence of Home
Surroundings is so great that too
much consideration cannot be given
the selection of furnishings that produce agree
able impressions and help create an atmosphere
that is both pleasing and beneficial.
The department of interior decoration in this store has
the latest ideas for making your home beautiful. The new
est ideas in pretty floral wall paper patterns in cheerful, rich
hues will interest you. Used in harmonious association with
exquisite cretonnes they admit of the highest possible art
in the decokation of bedrooms and breakfast rooms.
Experts in this department will gladly give you sug
gestions for decorating and furnishing your home. They
have many ideas and will be sure to highly satisfy the most
Miller, Stewart & Beaton Co.
THE TAG-POLICY HOUSE
Established 1884. 413-15-17 South Sixteenth Street.
in the abdominal region Is prevented by
the use of Dr. King's New Life Pills, the
painless purifiers. 25c. For sale by Bea
to Drug Co.
FOURTH PRIZE s
Ralston la tA ba maniifitui.in. nit itv. ... ev J
have a fine start with the Brown Truck Man-
' ., me rtogers Motor Car Co., and
the Howard Stove Works. Everything desir
able to comfortable llvina- mav b found there.
on one of the main business streets The Bee
haS Mai lf t tlA itm A,,M.w
feet, and valued at 9370.
FIFTH PRIZE. Value S225
v,,. m t,J"rn ,n,a wJih th "e prospect of advancement. The Bee
has selected a residence lot 60x110 ft., and valued at 39.
wtth&mrn " " 0h. end
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e prlies consist of twenty-four volume -in.t. k,... .
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FORTY-FIVE CASH PRIZES
Five Prizes of $10. Ten Prizes of $5. Ten Prizes of $2.
Twenty Prizes of $1.
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What the Land Show Does
Group of Omaha people who went to California to buy
land in Tehama county, where the Trowbridge-Bolster Co.,
City National Bank building, Omaha, is selling many farms.
The second prize in the Bee Booklovers' Contest is located
here. The people in this party were encouraged to go
through the Omaha Land Show.
Q Andirons for Christmas Gifts
e 1 Nothins: mora accentahle tn hnm.liun.ri than r,oi r . .
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Call, please, whether you Intend to buy or not
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west. Fast Colonist trains de luxe October
i3, 14, 15 and 16.
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