Designed By F. 8. Copley, Artist, Tompkinsville, States Island, N. Y

This cottage was intended for a summer resort on the sea-side, for a small family keeping but one servant. It will be seen to combine with a picturesque exterior convenience of arrangement and economy of construction.

It was intended to be built of wood (balloon framed), filled in with brick, and roofed with shingles cut in patterns, and finished throughout in a plain cottage-like but substantial manner - the posts, rail, etc., of the veranda to be formed of the trunks and branches of the red cedar tree, left rough, with the bark on.

The engraving is a perspective view of the entrance front, and the east or garden side, as seen from the gate.

The accommodation consists of seven good rooms, a cellar, and all other necessary conveniences, and are arranged as follows. (See fig. 91, principal plan.)

H, the hall, entered from the porch by double doors, with swinging sash panels, which pleasantly light and ventilate it. On the left, as you enter, is the living-room, lighted by four windows, each commanding fine views of the sea and surrounding country. The one in front is finished with a seat; the other three are French casements, opening to the floor, to give access to the veranda. Four closets for books, etc., are so arranged at the ends of the room as to give the pretty effect of bay-windows. The fire-place is made for burning wood on the hearth, in the old style. This is quite a large and handsome apartment for so small a cottage, being twenty by fifteen feet, and ten feet high.

The door opposite the entrance leads into a cheerful little dining-room, possessing the same fine view of the sea from its casement window, and access to the veranda, as the parlor. Closets for glass and china (with a pass in the latter) are fitted up on each side of the fire-place.

By this is a door to the lobby, which communicates with the hall, kitchen, hat and cloak closet (under the stairs), and outside, etc. The outer door is lighted in the panel and protected by a rustic veranda, intended to be covered with vines.

The kitchen is well lighted, and arranged for the especial convenience of the housekeeper, with everything needful at hand - closets, dresser, and range (with hot and cold water), store-room and scullery (with sink, water, and fuel in an adjoining lean-to). The cellar is under the kitchen, and entered from the scullery - there is no leaving shelter for anything.

Ascending the stairs to the second story (see fig. 92, chamber plan), on the landing to the right is the servant's room, thirteen feet by nine, made in the roof of the wing over the kitchen. This room is well lighted in the gable, and ventilated by a valve in the chimney, like all the rest, and has large stow-away rubbish closets on each side. A few steps more to the left is the upper hall, lighted by the front dormer, and fitted with a clothes-press and linen-closet. By this is a small lobby, with sky-light and ventilator above, communicating with three light and airy family chambers, each fifteen feet by twelve, and nine feet high, with closets, fire-places, etc.

The bays in the two rooms over the living-room, if fitted up with curtains, would make excellent dressing-closets - a degree of luxury and refinement never provided for in a cottage of this class. It will be seen by reference to the plans, that the rooms are all placed on the side of the sun and views, well lighted and ventilated, with direct and easy access from one to another, fitting it as well for a permanent home as a summer resort. The exterior is most picturesquely broken, each side presenting a bold and different design.