Picturesque cottage designs have a special charm and ambiance that is hard to resist. Quaint and cozy, they
evoke romantic images of times
From the simplicity of a rose-covered
Cod (above) on the island of Nantucket . . .
to the charming stone cottage in the Canadian wilderness shown at right .
. . .
. . . . . to the romantic
Shingle Style design with a prominent lookout tow-
er and varying rooflines pictured be-
low . . . . . cottages come in a wide array of differing looks and feels de-
signed to appeal to virtually every-
Even the simplest of forms -- the Cape Cod cottage -- has a special charm all its own, as shown in the tiny examples below.
However, as the need for additional space arises, a cape cod can be easily expanded while continuing to maintain its architectural integrity. The following examples show the ease with which this can be accomplished.
If the ornamented exuberance of a Victorian-era style is more to your liking, such as that shown at right,
a large array of exciting plans for Victorian cottages is currently available. The attractive Queen
Anne design pictured below is one
The country cottage designs pictured
at right and below are a bit more sub-
dued. However, the wraparound porches provide a perfect vantage point for observing the surrounding countryside and communing with na-
ture, as well as simply relaxing while escaping the hustle and bustle of ev-
Pictured at right and below are Craftsman-inspired cottages. Pop-
ular during the first quarter of the
last century, the Craftsman Style
is currently enjoying an unprece-
dented resurgence in popularity!
The country cottage design pictured below was inspired by the archi-
tecture of the deep South. Once again, the large front porch provides an opportunity to relax and while away the hours as you escape from the cares of everyday life.
Loaded with period charm, the cottage designs featured below range from cozy to captivating. From simple country dwellings anchored by rustic stone hearths . . . to finely detailed Arts and Crafts designs. From seaside cottages clad in weathered grey shingles . . . to quaint Carpenter Gothic abodes sporting pointed arch windows. From thatched English cottages set in colorful gardens . . . to picturesque stone retreats draped with ivy. From enchanting storybook cottages boasting oversized chimneys . . . to elaborate Victorian gingerbread confections.
Regardless of the type or style of cottage you're looking for, you are bound to find it here. At the very least, you'll find a treasure trove of creative ideas you can use to design or decorate your own cottage!
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