English Cottage Designs...
Enchanting Escapes!

English cottage designs are as revered throughout much of the Western World, as are the quaint and cozy log cabins we've all come to love and adore. For many of us, they conjure up thoughts -- perceived or real -- of simpler times and a much kinder and safer world. Escape, momentarily, to the idealized reality of an earlier, gentler time in one of these enchanting abodes!

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english cottage designs

Frequently associated with fairytales, their storybook styling has served  as an ideal model for book illustrators for centuries.   It  is  little  wonder  they
have continued to endure and to cap-
ture our imaginations to this day!


With their steeply  pitched  and  vary-
ing rooflines  --  often punctuated by
a profusion of dormers, gables, elabor-
ate chimneys and other decorative or-
namentation -- they present a  visual-
ly intoxicating  architectural  feast  in miniature!




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Cottage rendering pictured above from New South Classics

Often draped in ivy and set in the midst of a colorful cottage garden,  the enchanting English cottage is,  without a doubt,  an  icon  of  picturesque domestic tranquility.

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english cottage designs

English Cottage Design Details

Asymmetrically arranged,  English-
inspired designs  generally  utilize
stone,  brick,  stucco,  tile,  wavy wooden siding -- or any  combina-
tion of these materials  --  in their construction.




Cottage rendering pictured above
from TEA-2 Architects
               

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Tudor Revival half-timbering,  particularly in the  gable  ends,  is  also  fre-
quently employed to  emulate  the  timber-framed  cottages  of  centuries past. In some examples, the gable ends are extended and fitted with elab-
orate bargeboards made of intricately arranged timbers,  such  as pictured below, right.

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english cottage designs

Cottage rendering pictured above from Storybook Homes


english cottage designs

Cottage rendering pictured above from New South Classics

Chimneys are often extremely elaborate and  are  frequently  fitted  with equally elaborate chimney pots, such as shown in the following examples.

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english cottage designs

Roofing materials for English cottage designs generally consist of tile (pic-
tured above)  or  thatch  (shown at right) -- particularly in England  and other parts of Europe.   Though less commonly  used  in  North  America, where English cottage designs  have also enjoyed resurging periods of im-
mense popularity dating back to  the 1920s,  steam  bent  cedar  shingles
are sometimes used  to  approximate the look of thatch, such as shown in the splendid example below.




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Adding to the inherent ambiance and charm are the  cottage windows. Frequently divided into small square or diamond-shaped panes such as those pictured in the following example,  they harken back to medieval times.

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Cottage rendering pictured above from New South Classics

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