Small Cabin Designs...
Romantic Retreats!

The picturesque small cabin designs shown here embody a variety of building types not typically associated with dwellings or retreats. Romantic mid-to-late 19th century structures such as boathouses and gatehouses are being rehabilitated and adapted for reuse as cozy weekend getaways!

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Adirondack Boathouse, Lake Placid, New York


The enchanting stone  boathouses that follow evoke European castles in miniature.   Above, left, a rustic boathouse in the Adirondacks of Upstate New York is part of "Camp Solitude," an 1896 summer estate.

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In addition,  newly constructed boathouses,  crowned with charming cupo-
las,  are being created in period styles -- complete with built-in living quar-
ters above.    These timeless "small cabin designs" echo the scale,  propor-
tion and detailing of a bygone era while incorporating floor plans tailored to today's lifestyles.   The inherent comfort and easy livability of the interiors, coupled with their period charm,  provide  a refreshing escape from today's fast-paced society.

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Pool houses,  as well,  are rehabbed or recreated in period styles to double as guesthouses and temporary places of refuge.    Romantic evocations of another time,  they draw upon the style,  craftsmanship,  ambiance and in-
tegrity of yesteryear.

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Quaint architectural follies and other outbuildings -- particularly in Europe
--  are  also  being  renovated or re-
created in romantic period styles for use   as   hideaways   and  retreats. Whether new or old, details such as picturesque gables and dormers,  ro-
mantic  turrets  and  towers,  steep rooflines,   leaded  and  multi-paned windows,   and  intimate,   charming porches   provide   traditional  forms
which  are  easily  understood,  aes-
thetically  pleasing  and  emotionally comforting.




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Likewise, Victorian-era gatehouses in both America and Europe,  similar to those pictured below,  are  given new life as guesthouses and romantic re-
treats. These charming structures convey a sense of history, permanence, stability and continuity through their linkage of the present with the past.

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