More Storybook Cottages... The Fairy Tale Continues!
The enchanting storybook cottages featured here are what childhood dreams are made of . . . . . . .
. . . . . Oozing period charm and ambiance, they take us back to a time of innocence, when life was magical and
fairy tales were real!
The romantic designs with fairy tale towers shown here evoke images of long, long ago when little girls
grew up to be princesses and lived happily ever after with their Prince Charming in a turreted castle.
Pictured below, left, is a stepped gable design in the Scottish Highlands.
Crossing "the pond" and continuing on to the western United States, the whimsical cottages pictured here are
A mecca for storybook cottages, Carmel boasts dozens upon dozens of these delightful structures!
Though the location of the fanciful design that follows is unknown, it is similar in appearance to
the cottages of Carmel. With typical "storybook style" characteristics, it is asymmetrical in design, has a
steeply pitched roof, tall, narrow multi-paned windows arranged in bands, decorative stone and brickwork, and
a prominent chimney.
Heading back across the U.S. to the east coast, the charming garden cot- tages pictured at right and below
are at the
Planting Fields Arboretum
in Oyster Bay, New York. Originally a magnificent gilded age,
estate on the north shore of Long Is- land, it is now an arboretum and state park covering more than 400 acres of
beautifully landscaped grounds.
Exuding loads of nostalgic charm are the Victorian cottages that follow. The wood frame gingerbread cottage
pictured at left is a North American
design dating to the Victorian era. On the right is an English Victorian-era design.
And finally, the tiny stone cottage in the woods pictured at right appears to have leapt from the pages of
Han- sel and Gretel . . . . .
Photo Credit: Mike Scott Photos
. . . while the lush, ivy-draped cottage with stone arch bridge and mean- dering stream pictured below --
somewhere in the wooded English coun- tryside -- makes a perfect setting for living "happily ever after!"
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