Dream Cottages: 25 Plans for Retreats, Cabins, Beach Houses

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Storey Books, 2001 - Architecture - 167 pages
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The cottage holds a special place in our minds and hearts as a place of retreat, peace, and relaxation as well as an expression of a family's own personality. In this elegantly illustrated book, architect and teacher Catherine Tredway presents 25 unique plans for a variety of cottages designed to meet a wide range of needs and lifestyles.

Inspired by the many regions of North America, Tredway's designs feature the distinctive architectural elements of an Adirondack cottage in the woods, a Minnesota lakeside cottage, a California cottage by the sea, and more. In addition, each design incorporates architectural details unique to a particular region and is shown in the author's full-color rendering accompanied by elevation views, floor plans, and close-up drawings and photographs of architectural details. The text highlights the historical background of the architectural style on which the design draws.

Part practical plans book and part inspirational idea book, this exploration of the beauty, function, and style of the cottage is a must for cottage owners, would-be cottage owners, and those who just like to dream.

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About the author (2001)

Owner of the architectural firm BarnOwl Designs, Catherine Tredway is an award-winning designer who has been helping clients create their dream cottages and leisure-time homes for 15 years. She teaches courses in landscape design and architectural preservation.

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