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"Victorian Cottage Residences"
Andrew Jackson Downing
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A Suburban Cottage
A Cottage in the English, or rural gothic style
A cottage in the Pointed or Tudor style
An ornamental Farm-house
A Cottage Villa in the Bracketed Mode
An Irregular Villa in the Italian Style, bracketed
An Irregular Cottage in the Old English Style
A Villa in the Italian Style
Cottage in the Italian, or Tuscan Style
A Cottage for a Country Clergyman
A Villa in the Elizabethan Style
A Small Cottage for a Toll-Gate House
A Cottage in the Rhine Style
A Carriage-House and Stable in the Rustic Pointed Style
NEW DESIGNS FOR COTTAGES, Etc.
A Side Hill Cottage
A Plain House
A Gate House
A Rambling Cottage with Low Walls
A French Roof House
A Cottage for a Village Lot
A Stone Cottage
AN Architect's Residence
A Picturesque Brick Cottage
The Brick Cottage of Judge Monell
A River Cottage
A Small Rural Church
Further Hints on the Gardens and Grounds of Cottage Rresidences
SYNOPSIS: This book looks at the many architectural styles being used in America during the Victorian era. From small rural cottages, to stately manor homes, this book illustrates the many ways details and styles from the past influenced the buildings of the 1800s. But more than floor plans, the author shows layout of the homes on lots, as well as accompanying garden plans and plantings. It also explores the reasoning behind the design, such as river beds and slopes of the landscape to take advantage of the view. Some rustic, some formal and ornate, there are cottages for varying levels of income, and some designed specifically for certain occupations. A fun and informative resource for the historical writer.
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