What is it about stone homes and cottages that makes
us love them so much?
They are stone buildings...hard and cold!
Is it the feeling of permanence that we get when we see those beautiful stone walls and chimneys?
How can a building so solid make us feel all warm and cozy?
Maybe its the quaint shapes of some of the structures.
In some cases maybe it's the simple lines with texture that we admire.
Love the roofline of this cottage above and the texture of the stones. Can you imagine how
the ceiling in the upper bedrooms would be!
This beautiful stone house above may be plain but look at the wonderful texture and colors of the walls and the random use of stone size!
Love that fence too.
Una Bhan Tourism Co-operative Society
The curved wall and roof is so different.
I love unique...how about you?
Look at the texture in those walls...how do the stone masons make the lines level when they use different sizes like that?!
Photo by Feliciano Guimaraes
Now this is one I wouldn't want to live in but I thought I'd throw it in because it was so different. It's in Portugal. Look at that cute little window above the door!
Now I could live here for the rest of my life.
Imagine sitting out on that deck and looking out at the water with a cup of coffee or tea in your hand watching the sunrise in the morning. Or how about a wonderful glass of wine watching the sunset?
I hear the loons already.
Even if stone houses look a little cold...I wouldn't mind one bit if I could come in and sit in front of something like this....
And of course this....
Photo from the movie The Holiday
Oh yes...I could LIVE in front of this warm fire
in this cozy cottage even if it isn't real.
How about you...would you enjoy living in a
(All photo's taken from the internet. If any of these pictures are yours and you would like me to delete them or add your name please contact me and I will gladly do so.)