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Square One: Good Home Design Starts Here

Square One: Good Home Design Starts Here

Design snapshot: Cottage placemaking

comments (0) July 12th, 2012 in Blogs
KHS Katie Hutchison, Contributor

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The siting of these simple, little cottages makes them all the more enchanting. Angled obliquely towards one another and within comfortable proximity, they are engaged with each other and the landscape, while also afforded a measure of autonomy. Informal shrubbery provides a touch of privacy for the brick-edged, flagstone patio off the front of the cottage in the foreground. A few steps back or beyond reveals a larger intermediary patio between the cottages where the occupants of each might convene for a barbeque. A weaving, gravel drive connects the cottages and accommodates neighbors passing by. Such thoughtful siting can encourage interaction while acknowledging personal space.

by Katie Hutchison for House Enthusiast and SquareOne 


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