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