Cottage style homes, with their steeply pitched, gabled and dormered roofs, towers, turrets, cupolas,
prominent chimneys and decorative detailing, present a charming architectural composition that is virtually
irresistible. More importantly, they provide a welcoming retreat from the hectic pace of everyday life.
Design above by Meyer & Meyer Architects
Whether a cozy Victorian
by a lake . . . . . or an enchanting cot- tage style tree house in the woods, they offer the perfect escape when
you need to get away from it all for awhile. They also provide a great place to gather with family and friends
to create special memories that will last a lifetime!
Often replete with bands of windows that frame scenic vistas of the sur- rounding countryside, they are
ideally suited for solitude and quiet con- templation. The upper level of the round tower-like room pictured
below is perfect for relaxing and enjoying the natural panoramic beauty of the land- scape beyond. Its spacious
deck area is also ideal for entertaining family and friends.
The rustic charm of the shingled cottage pictured below, left, extends to the stone and shingled fence and
gated arbor surrounding it. Below, right, the painted white entrance pillars and window boxes lend a more formal
look to this appealing lakeside cottage.
The unusual corner detailing of the country retreat pictured below enhanc- es the cottage-like look and feel of
this charming getaway. Floral-draped window boxes add even more to the overall charm!
cottages that follow present a study in contrasts. At right is a relatively simple gabled cottage with a
shed roof dormer and a roof sheathed in metal. The more elaborate design pictured be- low incorporates a two story
tower with a roof that blends seamlessly into the hipped roof of the main structure, which is punctuated by
both hipped and shed roof dormers.
Pictured at right is a simple shingled guest house with tiny windows set beside an historic East coast
wind- mill. In stark contrast is the sprawl- ing Nantucket cottage with a large glazed cupola pictured below.
And once again, the stone cottages pictured at right and below present a study in contrasts. Relatively
simple in style, the gabled cottage at right is, nevertheless, beautifully detailed with a brick chimney, tall
multi-pane windows and an inviting wooden door. The larger one and a half story cot- tage pictured below boasts
a front facing gambrel roof and a massive stone arch that frames the center of the full width front porch.
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