Monday, January 2, 2012

Bracken House | Typical of Colonial Williamsburg


The main room in my cottage is one room deep. As I sit in my living room I can see views of both the front and back. It is so nice to be able to catch the breezes when the windows are open in nice weather. My kitchen is almost the same except for the small entrance vestibule. My front door is glazed at the top and there is a french door from the vestibule into the kitchen so I can still enjoy both exposures. Then I have a hallway off the living room that leads all the way back to my bedroom at the end of the house which is also one room wide. The bathroom is on one side of the hall and the guest room is on the other. I love the layout.

I have a center chimney with a fireplace in the living room. On the other chimney wall there are enclosed staircases going downstairs on one side and to the attic on the other.

The first two iPhone photos are from a book in my architectural library:
Colonial Williamsburg Its Buildings and Gardens
by A. Lawrece Kocher and Howard Dearstyne 1976

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

Rosemary, this is very timely. Just a few days ago, my husband and I were recalling a visit to a charming newly built home in St. Michaels, MD which had been patterned after a Colonial Williamsburg home. We couldn't recall the name of the style. Upon reading your entry today, I am quite certain it was a copy of the Bracken House.
And, thank you for the description of your own home with similar features, so charming while quite sensible.
Enjoy a lovely evening. I like that the cold weather has set in so that we can justify a nice warm fire. Don't you?
Linda

pilgrimscottage said...

I do like small homes. Yours sound so lovely. Wishing you a great year, Rosemary!

Robin@DecoratingTennisGirl said...

Be still my heart... You know how in love I am with Cape Cod's. Your layout sounds wonderful. I have cross sunlight all through my house and love it!

Karen said...

Hi Rosemary,
Happy New Year.

I love the architectural information on your historic styled home. How great. I like the practical and warm, inviting description.

Give us a photo tour of your home...I'd love to see it.
Karen

Millie said...

Always lovely to hear more about the cottage Rosemary. I wish I could describe our c1972 house in such interesting & historic terms!
Millie x