English Cottage

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Compared with the large Tudor-style country residences that appeared in the late 19th century that echoed medieval English styles, modern English cottages were much smaller and more streamlined. Characteristics commonly incorporated included the steeply pitched roof and cross-gables, large stone or brick chimneys often at the front of the house, and small-paned bands of casement windows. Entries were often front-facing gables with a catslide roof that was steep and straight on one side and artistically curved on the other. Doorways were often arched or half-round with ornate hardware and exterior lighting.

English Cottage Characteristics:

1 - 2 stories


Cross-gabled, medium to steeply pitched roof, sometimes with clipped gables

Occasionally "thatched" roof is seen. Composition is rolled at the edge to simulate straw thatch

Arrangements of tall, narrow multi-light windows in bands; often casements and occasionally leaded and/or diamond paned

Over scaled chimneys with decorative brick or stone work and chimney pots. Clinker brick may be used

Gabled, enclosed entry is common often with a catslide roof

Doors may be half-round or arched with decorative hardware

Siding commonly seen includes stucco, shingle, and lapped

Decorative half-timbering is often seen

Cozy, irregularly-shaped rooms

Chicago Landmarks Historic Resources Survey

Hoyne Avenue

7400 Block

7424 N. Hoyne Avenue

7440 N. Hoyne Avenue

7441 N. Hoyne Avenue

7446 N. Hoyne Avenue

Sheridan Road

6900 Block

6963 N. Sheridan Road

Talman Avenue

6100 Block

6101 N. Talman Avenue