Cottage: America’s Favorite Home Inside and Out by M. Caren Connolly

By M. Caren Connolly

The common-or-garden cottage deals a spot of calming retreat and the chance to precise a proud feel of individuality. during this undying photographic treasury, the authors shine gentle on 3 captivating features that unify all cottages: a connection to nature, an in detail scaled layout, and using in the community made fabrics. They discover 24 fantastic American examples of all types-permanent houses and weekend getaways in rural, suburban, and concrete destinations, new cottages and remodels-discussing web site making plans, vernacular construction fabrics, roof pitches, window sizes, inside layout, and backyard types. Emphasizing present and destiny traits, «Cottage» is a storybook delusion come alive.

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Just like a bird’s nest, the small cottage fits snugly among the trees. The metal roof is notched to accommodate the lean of a tall tree, and the wood deck was built around the trunk of another. 56 ß Cottage COTTAGE PEDIGREE ေ WHAT’S IN A NAME? T he inspiration for cottage for a cottage in storied Ojibwa terri- names can come from any tory where the wind can be heard number of sources. It is said whistling through the cedars. A cottage name may have a spe- that the typical new subdivision is named for the natural amenity that cial, more private meaning for the was destroyed to make way for its owners.

Inside &Outà same two-over-two pattern in the hallway, dining nook, and kitchen; and square portholes that frame small vignette views of the sky and treetops. The simple formula creates harmonious variety. As the glazing is reduced in scale, the exterior trim and millwork proportionately expand for a hefty look that contrasts nicely with the light effect of the corner windows. Stacked over each other in the living room and bedroom, the double corner windows afford wide-angle views out to the surrounding landscape.

The waterproof iron and glass table is a natural for porch use. The rope chairs dry quickly and provide cool seating on hot days. Ĥ Wraparound porches make great exterior rooms, but sometimes they block light to interior rooms. Multiple skylights on the porch and clerestory windows along the wall bring light into the great room. -ft, three-bedroom cottage offer the right mix of variety and togetherness for dynamic family gatherings. The porch is one of the family’s favorite places to sit and swing, tell stories, read books, and share meals, even on cool or rainy days.

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