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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It went with a delight in the picturesque, in the rustic cottage orne, giving rise to such things as the thatched cottages at Blaise Hamlet by Soane's rival John Nash, which had the 'kind of chimney stacks', George Repton reported, 'frequently seen in old cottages and generally in old Manor Houses and buildings of the reign of Queen Elizabeth .
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.