Suburban Cottage

A suburban Cottage in the Italian style

"This design is an attempt to redeem from the entire baldness of some examples and the frippery ornament of others, a class of cottages very general in the neighborhood of our larger country towns. ...

As a country cottage, strictly speaking, by which we mean a house not in the midst of streets and other suburban dwellings, but only surrounded by green trees and fields, this design might properly be objected to, as a little cockneyish in character. It is, in fact, a design for a suburban dwelling." [Downing, 109-10.]





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