Rural Cottage with Character
Ken repeated exterior elements inside for a seamless and cohesive design.
- Utilitarian Hardware: Flush iron ring pulls on drawers and cabinets have a streamlined, nautical feel.
- Ample Windows: A wall-to-wall grouping of divided-light windows offers a sweeping view.
- Gothic Details: The cutout below the sink provides visual relief and mimics the home's doorways.
- A Unified Palette: Stained cedar, gray laminate countertops, and stone floors keep the focus on the view.
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.