Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Roseland Cottage



Roseland Cottage is across from the green in the small eastern Connecticut town of Woodstock.  It was the summer home of a wealthy New York wool merchant. 

Roseland Cottage is a great illustration of the Gothic Revival style of architecture.  Today it is a museum operated by Historic New England

Roseland Cottage sits on extensive green lawns.  The hedged gardens are special.

25 comments:

Lowell said...

'Tis a gorgeous building but I think that the word, "cottage," is not really descriptive. When I hear the word, "cottage," I think of a little cabin on a lake!

Malyss said...

The architecture here is so unusual! but so interesting..and I agree with Lowell about the word!

VP said...

A peculiar style and building...

PerthDailyPhoto said...

I'm not sure why, but somehow Gothic and pink don't seem to gel for me, but there it is!! The gardens gardens do look special Jack, will we see more?

JM said...

Fantastic building, Jack! Great architecture and colour too.

Luis Gomez said...

Lovely colors here Jack!

Cezar and Léia said...

Bonjour Jack,
Roseland cottage is a perfect name, the flowers are gorgeous and the house is splendid.Life with charming!
Léia

Paul in Powell River said...

Home and garden are both gorgeous!

Sharon said...

Oh, I like this one very much. I love the color and all those steep gables. It is a very interesting building.

Cathy Hudspeth said...

Looks much more like a mansion than a cottage. And pink! I thought Florida had the corner on pink houses! hahahahaha The expansive green and lovely plantings do indeed look special.

Virginia said...

Are we looking through rose colored glasses Jack? :)
V

Sylvia K said...

Not exactly my idea of a "cottage", but what a terrific, colorful old house/cottage!! Lovely flowers! Another place in your world that I would love to visit!! Enjoy your day, Jack!

La Mode Operandi said...

Wow, very beautiful gothic details indeed. I would not ind sipping fresh, hot coffee in the morning looking out of one of those windows!

jennyfreckles said...

Pink because of the Rose bit perhaps, but I tend to agree it's a bit OTT for such a fancy house. Nevertheless, I'd love to look inside. You seem to have more beautiful big houses in your area than everywhere else put together. But where do ordinary folks live?

RedPat said...

I love this one, Jack!

Karl Demetz said...

Your architecture photos are stunning, Jack! You have so many beautiful houses in your area.

Mo said...

Very hansel and Gretel

Randy said...

If that's a cottage I would like to see the main house.

Birdman said...

I'll say YES to both. I want to see more.

Leif Hagen said...

What a beautiful, fairytale cottage! Our daughters would like living in a house like that! Great to catch up with your and your blog, Jack!
Wish the CDP portal were working again....

John "By Stargoose And Hanglands" said...

Every village in England has a "Rose Cottage" but they don't look anything like this! Amazing piece of architecture.

Gunn said...

Looks very pretty, a bit like English cottage style, just bigger than I have ever seen before.

EG CameraGirl said...

Extremely nice, especially for a cottage. :)

Lois said...

Now that is some cottage! What a pretty color.

Halcyon said...

It looks super inviting!