The thoughts of a country cottage in itself a beautiful object; but there is a certain charm in association which can not be widely departed from; hence a purely rustic house without rural surroundings is destitute of the chief elements which compliments it’s beauty.
Cottage Homes may be built of wood, brick or stone, and if surrounded with acceptable landscaping, it will create a beautifully attractive home. One can, by the exercise of appropriate taste, produce the right kind of an impression in a house of this character.
This home should become a part of, and belong to the acres which surround it; it should be an indispensable accessory to the place itself, and the grounds should be laid out and landscaped in such a manner that the whole combination impresses all with harmonious beauty.
Cottage Home Design
This charming home is in itself a beautiful object; but there is a certain charm in association which can not be widely departed from; hence a purely rustic house without rural surroundings is destitute of the chief elements which compliments it’s beauty.
- In constructing country houses there are several conditions to be observed, such as adaptation, accommodation, and expression. By adaptation is meant not only the arrangement of the main structure, as to the form and material, to suit the locality and character of the grounds, but a fitness that respects the habits and condition of the occupants and the purposes of a country home.
- There is a growing demand for architectural designs from the simple older home in the country to the more elaborate and costly country villa. Let it be considered, that in building our country houses, we are not simply providing for ourselves, but for our children, we are constructing a homestead.
- The appeal of living in the country are for those who enjoy the seclusion, the comparative freedom from restraint, the pure, sweet air, the broad, open sunshine, and the numerous other rural advantages which are essentially denied them in their city homes.
- A potential country dweller is drawn to green lawns and sloping hill-sides, of waving trees and cool streams. And they would wish that their children should become familiar with the same wholesome associations, and be moved by the same attachments and inspirations.
Let it be said “country living isn’t for everyone”. Some folks prefer the city hustle, concrete and crowds as contrasted to fresh air, fresh milk, butter and eggs, fruits, flowers and birds are luxuries only country living affords.