Symmetrical Bracketed Cottage

A Symmetrical Bracketed Cottage

"...the greatest charm of this cottage to our eyes, is the expression of simple but refined home beauty which it conveys. No person would build such a quaint yet modest porch as this, no one would give this simple character of beauty to the windows, and no one would reach this exact height of tasteful simplicity in the whole exterior character, unless he had a real appreciation of the beautiful and truthful in cottage life, rather than that false ambition which leads men to make small cottages ape great villas...

Altogether, this cottage evinces much of absolute and relative beauty - the universal beauty of form, and the relative beauty of refined purposes." [Downing, 84.]

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