cottage orne

cottage orné

A small, picturesque house in a rural or country setting, primarily in the late 18th and early 19th centuries. Some cottages were so classified because straight tree trunks were used as columns and selected parts of tree branches were used as brackets; others were placed in this category merely because their ornamentation was said to create a picturesque effect.
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Yet, if the Modern-Movement house can be interpreted as a successor to the Palladian villa, so, too, the lineage of the Tudor semi can be traced back to the cottage orne of the early 19th century via the gothic villa and the later-19th-century vernacular revival.
But there are further treasures among the many outbuildings, most notably the "Swiss Cottage" to the north, a 19th century cottage in the Cottage Orne tradition, completed in rustic Gothic style.