Gable-Front Double-Pile Cottage

Isaac Kremer/ January 9, 2021/ / 0 comments

A gabled, 1- or 11/2-story structure two rooms wide and two or more rooms deep, this cottage retains only the outward form of the double-pile cottage. With the front door in a gabled end facing the street, the realigned floor plans of this cottage lack the classical symmetry of the central hallway cottage. Side-hall floor plans are common to nineteenth-century structures (a). In twentieth-century structures, space is usually arranged as in bungalows with rooms back to back down each side of the dwelling (b). One or more large side dormers are frequently used to enlarge space in the half-story. Chimney placement varies. For gable-front double-pile cottage, see McAlester and McAlester 1984, 90. For nineteenth-century structures, see Hubka 1979, 220. (Jakle, 1989)

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