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The mere thought of "cottage" puts the mind at ease, as a cottage is where life is simple, comforting, and true. Cottages are an informal, often hardy subset of small houses, generally possessing a visceral grab on homeowners' imaginations. The New Cottage explores how our favorite home is changing to suit living today. Even in the face of technology's expanding scope and speed, and the resulting nearly ubiquitous reach of social media, today's new cottage appeals to our increasing need to balance transience and durability, togetherness and solitude, the high tech and the home spun. Ten design strategies that characterize captivating cottages are introduced. 25 case study examples showcase today's updated take on the classic cottage, with visual icons throughout to serve as a reminder of which strategies are in use where.



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