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By M. Caren Connolly

The common-or-garden cottage bargains a spot of calming retreat and the chance to specific a proud experience of individuality. during this undying photographic treasury, the authors shine mild 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 marvelous American examples of all types-permanent houses and weekend getaways in rural, suburban, and concrete destinations, new cottages and remodels-discussing website making plans, vernacular development fabrics, roof pitches, window sizes, inside layout, and backyard kinds. Emphasizing present and destiny developments, «Cottage» is a storybook delusion come alive.

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Whimsical headboard ornamentation is a fun way to make a cottage bed a place of vacation dreams and memories. The boats sailing across this headboard are joined by a treasured model sailboat silhouetted in the square, porthole-like window. Light and Breezy à 51 ß ST. IGNACE, MICHIGAN à Living Lightly on the Land F Ğ The deck floats 2 ft. above the ground, using a large rock as a stepping stone. -ft. -ft. cottage. or many years, architect A. Richard Williams spent his summers sailing the Great Lakes.

Ft. cottage, Bauer Askew Architects borrowed prevalent features of local tobacco barns and corncribs—gable ends, exposed structure, red paint, and cedar board-and-batten siding. Through the screen of deciduous trees, the two-story cottage appears from the front to be just another small, onestory farm structure. Approached from the low side of the hollow and viewed from the side, it resembles a two-story barn, with galvanized metal roof gleaming in the sunlight. 37 Ħ Taking cues from the site, the cottage has a stone base, a wood middle, and a roof that enfolds the house like an arching, forest canopy.

Slender white mullions set into the tall rectangular windows dissolve into the glass. 24 ß Cottage Eyes upon the World Windows are like a building’s eyes upon the world. What better way to get a feel for a cottage’s personality than to look into its windows? Inside the cottage, window placement must complement interior function, take advantage of views, respond to solar orientation, and provide necessary ventilation. Placement in the exterior wall raises the level of complexity because windows in different rooms with different needs and functions must come together in a composition that works visually.

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