English-Norman Cottage

A Denver example of the English-Norman cottage style.

An English-Norman style cottage.

The English or Norman Cottage is the modest, very simplified version of the Tudor or Jacobean/Elizabethan styles of residential architecture.  It is a one-story structure generally composed of brick, stucco or occasionally stone.  The most distinguishing feature is the steeply pitched roof and steeply pitched projecting front entrance.  Many cottages have arched or straight-headed picture windows on the façade, but other fenestration is limited.  Windows are occasionally casements divided by heavy metal mullions.  Decorative brickwork, arched entrances, and multi-light windows are also characteristic.

Popular during the 1920s and 1930s, these small one-story homes were considered an alternative to the Bungalow.

A Denver example of the English-Norman cottage style.

An example of the English-Norman cottage style.

Common elements:

  1. steeply pitched roof
  2. steeply pitched gable entrance
  3. decorative brickwork
  4. arched entrance
  5. stucco exterior
  6. casement windows
  7. large front picture window
  8. multi-light windows

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