Picked up a new book from Borders this afternoon.
I’m enjoying the read and ideas in pictures.
From the very first page:
“Cottages are all about connections—connections between the natural and the built environment, between indoor and outdoor living, and between tradition and innovation in construction. In a time when its common for family members to live in different parts of the country, if not in different parts of the world, a cottage can also be the family connection, everyone’s favorite home. Cottages are homes where memories are as strong a foundation as bricks and mortar. The often are built as legacies, connections with future generations.” (Introduction- “The Cottage Connection”, Cottage: America’s Favorite Home Inside and Out).
I relate with that statement. Homes should be thought out, designed for living in, for making connections with family and neighbors.
There are several styles of the American cottage. However, whichever the style, the cottage tradition of making connections is one that should be continued into the 21st Century.