A Small House With 'Lots of Room in It
The second design for the Ladies Home Journal followed closely upon the first. Published in July 1901,"A Small House with 'Lots of Room in It" featured a gable roof rather than the lower, hipped roof. This was clearly introduced to catch the eye of the magazine's readers.
As Wright explained: "The average homemaker is partial to the gable roof. This house has been designed with a thorough, somewhat new treatment of the gable with gently flaring eaves and pediments, slightly lifted at the peaks, accentuating the perspective, slightly modeling the roof surfaces, and making the outlines 'crisp.'" Approximate costs for this house totaled $5,385.