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
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 located in Carmel-by-the-
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, "Gold Coast" 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
Exuding loads of nostalgic charm are the Victorian cottages that follow. The wood frame gingerbread cottage pictured at left is a North American Carpenter Gothic 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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