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Classic Cottages: Simple, Romantic Homes Hardcover – April 8, 2004

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Contents Acknowledgments Introduction Gingerbread Gems Bungalettes Gnome Sweet Home Rolling Bungalows Enclaves Contemporary Cottages

About the Author

Chico, California-based photographer Douglas Keister has photographed twenty-two award-winning, critically acclaimed books. His seventeen books on architecture include four books on Victorian homes (Daughter's of Painted Ladies, Painted Ladies Revisited, America's Painted Ladies and Victorian Glory); three books on bungalow homes (The Bungalow, Inside the Bungalow and Outside the Bungalow), a book on 1920s whimsical homes (Storybook Style) a book about cemetery art and architecture (Going Out in Style), a book on Spanish architecture, (Red Tile Style), six books on bungalow details and Classic Cottages, that will be published by Gibbs Smith Publisher in the Spring of 2004. Keister photographed and wrote an award winning children's book (Fernando's Gift), has two monographs of his personal work (Black Rock and Driftwood Whimsy), a book on classic travel trailers, (Ready to Roll) and a book on cemetery symbolism, Stories in Stone: The Complete Illustrated Guide to Cemetery Symbolism, that will be published by Gibbs Smith Publisher in the Spring of 2004. His wealth of books on architecture has earned him the title, "America's most noted photographer of historic architecture."

Brian D. Coleman, M.D., is a practicing psychiatrist in Seattle, Washington, and the author of several books including Scalamandre: Luxurious Home Interiors, Classic Cottages, and Vintage Victorian Textiles. His articles on historic home design have been published in a variety of magazines including Old House Journal and Period Living (U.K.), and he is the West Coast editor for Old House Interiors. He divides his time between New York and Seattle
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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 160 pages
  • Publisher: Gibbs Smith, Publisher; First Edition edition (April 8, 2004)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1586853325
  • ISBN-13: 978-1586853327
  • Product Dimensions: 8.5 x 0.8 x 10 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.3 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #203,323 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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29 of 29 people found the following review helpful By Rebecca of Amazon HALL OF FAMETOP 500 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on January 16, 2005
Format: Hardcover
Simple picturesque bungalows, quaint thatched stone and stucco huts, or elaborate marble and plaster palaces - all types of homes have been called a cottage. ~pg. 8

Dreaming about a hideaway bungalow or Victorian mansion seems equally appealing. In "Classic Cottages" an entire world of intricately decorated homes await. The interiors are fascinating on their own and could give you many ideas for decorating. The room from a Seattle, WA home is stunning and the remodeled Victorian home has creative gardening ideas.

The houses are divided into specific categories:

Gingerbread Gems
Bungalettes
Gnome Sweet Home
Rolling Bungalows
Enclaves
Contemporary Cottages

If you are dreaming of an escape to simpler times or have been dreaming of a rose-covered romantic bungalow, this might be the book for you. I loved the historical information and the following pictures:

Anne Hathaway's Cottage
Gothic Rose-covered cottage
1883 Cape May Homes from New Jersey
The Lyford House, Tiburon, CA
Queen Anne jewels with gingerbread ornamentation and stained glass
Mediterranean-style brick bungalows
Covered Wagons
Fairy Tale Cottages

While looking through this book my heart just felt like it was melting. These houses are adorable and it is like a fantasy book of dream houses for the true romantic. I want a castle, but maybe I'd settle for a cottage like the one in Spokane Washington with ivy growing all over the walls.

~The Rebecca Review
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Margaret Hale on August 3, 2007
Format: Hardcover
This is a lovely book offering beautiful photographs of various types of cottages that can be found throughout the country. The author organizes the selections into several different types of cottages (see an earlier review for a great break down of the categories)and offers some history on each. Perfect for getting comfy in your favorite chair and passing a pleasant hour or two!
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful By KDiNobile VINE VOICE on May 18, 2006
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My favorite part of the book were the pictures. Nice selection of both the interior and exterior elements of a wide range of cottages. Not an idea book, but an inspiring and relaxing read.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Lynn in Tulsa on August 17, 2010
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I love this book! Beautiful photos of entire rooms - just what I like. This is one of my favorite interior design books of all time, and I have hundreds! there is a book simply entitled "Cottages" by Coleman and Keister that is in the same class. these two are just about my favorite books of all time. if you are interested in classy cottage style and excellent photos of beautiful homes, these books are for you.
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very pretty photos and I can lose myself in these places.
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