Stone Cottage Architecture... Downright Irresistible!
The nostalgic charm and ambiance of cottage architecture is hard to beat. When crafted with stone, it can be nearly impossible to resist -- as if conjured up from the pages of a fairy tale!
Above: Mountain Retreat in Vermont; Terrigenous Landscape Architecture
Welcome to the magical world of stone cottage designs! Hansel and Gretal, themselves, never laid eyes
on such a romantic and pictur- esque collection of architectural "eye candy!"
Quaint stone cottage designs take on many forms -- many of which are inspired by the picturesque ar- chitecture
of the Cotswolds, a range of hills in west-central En- gland ("Dr. Doolittle" territory).The images at right and
below are clas- sic examples of English Cotswold architecture.
Moving westward "across the pond" to the United States, the river stone and
cottages pictured below simply ooze nostalgic charm!
Not to be outdone in the "charm department" is the romantic old mill pic- tured below. Just waiting to be
renovated, such structures are perfect candidates for adaptive reuse as residences and weekend retreats!
If "storybook style" cottage architec- ture is what you're looking for, few, if any places in the U.S. boast
as many fine examples as Carmel, California. Pictured at right and below, left, are just two such examples.
The cottage pictured below, right, is located in Canada and employs the
technique, a building meth- od by which structures are construc- ted from stones without any mortar to bind them
And for the ultimate in romantic charm and ambiance, the cottage designs pictured at right and below are hard
to beat! Note the creativity and attention to detail in the close-up images below.
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