By Jim Tolpin
Taunton Press, 2000
Soft cover, 10" x 10", 231 pages
Ask children to draw a picture of a house, and they invariably draw a cottage. That's because the cottage form evokes the ancient storybook dreams of a home that we all share. Come take a ride with Jim Tolpin as he visits some of the most charming new cottages in North America--homes where quality of place is set above quantity of space. Whether by the water, on a mountain, or in a forest, field, or town, the new American cottage has a unique, heartfelt appeal.
Tolpin tours 30 sparkling jewels of cottage design--from the shores of the Atlantic to the beaches of the West Coast and the fields and forests of the American heartland. Along the way, visit a Pacific Northwest cottage in the style of a French hunting lodge; enjoy the simple pleasures of a Nantucket "beach box"; and marvel at the "salvage-yard vernacular cottage" built with materials gleaned from a junkyard.
Whether you just want to revel in these delightful images of outstanding cottage homes, seek inspiration for a simpler, more scaled-down lifestyle, or actually intend to build a small getaway or retirement home, The New Cottage Home holds the key to your dreams.
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