Elements of Style
Origins: Mid-19th-century folk interpretations of European Gothic design, usually built of wood instead of masonry
Look for: Churches, barns, farmhouses, and outbuildings
Defined by: Steeply pitched roofs, pointed-arch doorways and windows, and exposed wooden bargeboards
See more: For barns and other rural structures that inspired this cottage, Ken suggests Eric Sloane's An Age of Barns.