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By M. Caren Connolly

Observe the appeal and ease of the cottage shape and the weather that make this kind specific Cottage: Americas favourite domestic in and out celebrates the romance and ease that provide cottage houses their never-ending attraction. With inspiring destinations, colourful gardens, comfortable interiors, and interesting nooks and crannies, the 24 cottages featured during this exact assortment are absolute to satisfaction with equivalent measures of allure and variety. Illustrated with astonishing photos and watercolor drawings, the cottages span the rustic from Florida to the Pacific Northwest, with stops alongside the best way at a switched over schoolhouse in Missouri, a prefab cottage in Wisconsin, a straw-bale cottage in California, and a cottage group in Washington kingdom. even if new or transformed, everlasting domestic or weekend getaway, all of the cottages is in detail scaled, seamlessly associated with the panorama, and brimming with own aspect all reliable the reason why the cottage continues to be Americas favourite domestic, in and out.

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The building materials of this Michigan cottage and small guest cottage— iron, stone, and wood—were drawn from the abundant natural resources of the area. The steeply sloped roofs easily shed the heavy winter snows. Ħ Inspired by a ship’s galley, the kitchen takes up no more space than it absolutely has to, and meal preparation is kept simple. The narrow window offers shelf space and gives the cook a view of the lake. Beach gravel walkway Bench Sliding screen storage “Bunk” Firebox hearth and hood Cedar grill screens parking Parking Sundeck Kitchen View of Lake Michigan Limestone walkway Work table Sliding screen storage FIRST FLOOR Berths Entry deck Porthole window 54 ß Cottage Entry deck Grove of Cedars Guest house Log rack Steel basin fountain respect for the land; the interior dimensions are as tight as a ship’s hold, and the building occupies not one more inch of land than was absolutely necessary.

The fireplace has always been an important part of the cottage and often was its primary source of heat. Today, very few cottage fireplaces provide more than supplemental heat; their function, instead, is to add a warm atmosphere. Fireplaces can be made of masonry and/or steel, but the elemental nature of the cottage dictates a fireplace surround of indigenous stone or hearty brick. In this example, ashlar cut stone is set into rectangular chimney walls that bookend the cottage. The stone relates to the rocky setting and is a natural, local material that geographically defines the kitchen and living room.

A soft blue band floats above the cornice like a cloudless sky, emphasizing the tall ceilings. Highly varnished yellow pine floors glimmer against the white walls for a clean, informal look. An eating counter/buffet and overhead cupboards separate the kitchen from the dining area. Recessed under-cabinet lighting illuminates the high, black countertop, which screens the kitchen workspace from view while maintaining a sociable connection to the living-dining area. A beadedboard kitchen pantry continues the vintage look.

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