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ISBN:1561589837
Author: Louis Wasserman
ISBN13: 978-1561589838
Title: Cottage: America's Favorite Home Inside and Out
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Language: English
Category: Home Improvement and Design
Publisher: Taunton Press; Reprint edition (October 16, 2007)
Pages: 208

Cottage: America's Favorite Home Inside and Out by Louis Wasserman



Milwaukee Journal Sentinel "This is a fun book, filled with ideas for cottage owners and those who just want to make their own homes feel more like a cottage. Chicago Daily Herald "M. Caren Connolly and Louis Wasserman take cottage lovers on a tour of American cottages in Cottage

The humble cottage offers a place of calming retreat and the opportunity to express a proud sense of individuality. In this timeless photographic treasury, the authors shine light on three charming characteristics that unify all cottages: a connection to nature, an intimately scaled design, and the use of locally made materials.

As I read through the book and looked for something inspiring, a reason to keep it even, the impression that it was just an excuse for a bunch of random people to have their houses immortalized in a book of glossy photographs grew stronger and stronger. I ended the book with laughter and disgust. Aug 10, 2008 Karla rated it it was amazing.

With inspiring locations, colorful gardens, cozy interiors, and intriguing nooks and crannies, the 24 cottages featured in this unique collection are sure to delight with equal measures of charm and diversity.

The humble cottage offers a place of calming retreat and the opportunity to express a proud sense of individuality.

With inspiring locations, colorful gardens, cozy interiors, and intriguing nooks and crannies, the 24 cottages featured in this unique collection are sure to delight with equal measures of charm and diversity

ISBN13: 9781561589838.

p. cm. ISBN-13: 978-1-62710-734-1 (e-book PDF) ISBN-13: 978-1-56158-983-8 (paperback) ISBN-10: 1-56158-731-1(hardcover) 1. Cottages-United States. 2. Country homes-United States. Allison Hollett and her marketing staff continue to work their wonders. Thanks go out as well to our new teammates-Maureen Graney who got the ball rolling, and Katie Benoit who kept it moving.

The humble cottage offers a place of calming retreat and the opportunity to express a proud sense of individuality. In this timeless photographic treasury, the authors shine light on three charming characteristics that unify all cottages: a connection to nature, an intimately scaled design, and the use of locally made materials. They explore 24 superb American examples of all types-permanent homes and weekend getaways in rural, suburban, and urban locations, new cottages and remodels-discussing site planning, vernacular building materials, roof pitches, window sizes, interior design, and garden styles. Emphasizing current and future trends, "Cottage" is a storybook fantasy come alive.
Reviews: 7
DarK-LiGht
You'll thoroughly enjoy seeing the wonderful photos of these cottages, each unique and special, located throughout the United States. The authors have done an excellent job of selecting vacation homes/cottages, most designed by architects, and each truly one of a kind. The descriptions of the homes, and love that their owners have invested in them, shows in this fascinating book. If you enjoy home tours as an opportunity look for creative ideas that others have pioneered, you'll spend some delightful hours perusing this book. Amazon ships it promptly and it arrives in excellent condition.
Camper
I love cute cottages and this is a very good book.
YSOP
The photo on the cover is excellent but that's the highlight of the entire book. The remainder of the book is just okay. There are several additional nice photos inside but nothing in the book seemed unique or special in the sense that the average person wouldn't already know. I was hoping for some useful information and ideas to help design and build a cottage.
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I have enjoyed reading this book - it is very easy to read and the photos are beautiful with rich tones. I enjoy leafing through this book and dreaming of my own perfect cottage, someday. . .
Agalas
Thank you
Hbr
This book had some ideas, but wasn't that deep of a reference book for great ideas.
Fordg
If you are looking for small scale, cozy cottages you will be disappointed. For example, at page 37 there is a very comtemporary box style, three story structure, perhaps 2,800 square feet; the facade is deceptively board and batten, painted barn red. The living/dining/kitchen is one big open room, perhaps 36' by 14' with a 16' high ceiling. One outside wall, 36 by 16, is glass, which is impressive, but not conducive to an intimate, cozy milieu.

At page 77 there is a three story prefab 'art moderne' structure that makes an impressive architectural statement, but it is by no stretch a "cottage".

At page 187 is a remodeled barn: it's three stories, all open inside, ceilings 16 feet or more high, with a wall of glass. It's certainly not a cottage. It doesn't even look much like a barn anymore.

The book cover suggests "each of the cottages is intimately scaled, seamlessly linked to the landscape...", which is just merchandising, promotional nonsense. For the most part these structures are just large houses, ego statements for the owner and architect. The authors are revisionists, changing the meaning of 'cottage' to include whatever they wished to put in their book.
A sampling of cottages from across the country - backgrounds on the owners of the cottages, beautiful interior and exterior pictures and floor plans. I thoroughly enjoyed reading and looking at the pictures - very inspirational.