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The Bryk Cottage

In the combined kitchen and living room there’s often a hearth. Today, many cottages have been prolonged with “outside rooms” (semi-heated external rooms with glass partitions and a skinny roof) and huge wood terraces.

In Saint John, U.S. Virgin Islands, most cottages are trip rentals used for weekend or summer season getaways. In Michigan, a cottage normally means a summer season residence farther north near or on a lake. An example of a colonial era cottage in North America is a small fieldstone home called Boelson Cottage in Fairmount Park, Philadelphia—one of the oldest extant houses inside the city (c.1678–84). In British English the term now denotes a small dwelling of conventional construct, though it can be applied to trendy building designed to resemble traditional homes (“mock cottages”). Cottages could also be detached houses, or terraced, similar to those built to accommodate employees in mining villages. The … Read More

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According to John Lawrence Hammond and Barbara Hammond in their guide The Village Labourer, earlier than the Enclosures Act the cottager was a farm labourer with land, and after the Enclosures Act the cottager was a farm labourer without land. According to Robert Young, the setting can be updated and Dorothy McGuire and he can be taking part in the parts of the housekeeper and blind pianist originally played by Mildred Natwick and Herbert Marshall. The idea fell through after McGuire watched a screening of the unique at Young’s invitation on the actor’s house. She said that the movie belonged to a different period and that she didn’t need to go backward. A homely maid and a scarred ex-GI meet on the cottage where she works and where he was to spend his honeymoon prior to his accident. The two … Read More