This little cottage sits near Cape Cod Bay in Massachusetts. In winter, when the leaves have fallen, you can view the bay through the trees. We don’t know how old the cottage is, but it did belong to the current owner’s grandparents. It was, however, recently renovated, so the interior is up-to-date while still in keeping with the age and character of the cottage.
The cottage started out as a high post half Cape. Typical Cape Cod houses are categorized as quarter, half, three-quarter or full Cape, depending on the number of windows along the front. Often a young family would start by building a half Cape, with two windows on one side of the front door, and later expand it to a three-quarter or full Cape with either one or two windows on the other side of the door. This one was expanded more haphazardly though, with a shed-roofed addition at one end for the living room and a hip-roofed addition at the other end containing the bathroom. There is also a storage shed stuck to the back side. The kitchen and dining room are in the original cottage. That oldest part is dressed up with built-up crown moldings along the roof eaves together with gable end cornice returns. The additions are much plainer, trimmed out with flat fascia boards.
The term “high post” refers to walls that extend vertically above the lower-level ceiling, increasing the usable space upstairs. This one also has two large dormers, likely newer additions, which raise the ceiling to at least 7′ over most of the upper floor. That gives room for a relatively spacious bedroom suite including a half bath.
This tiny cottage is available for vacation rentals through Airbnb.
Kevin Fowler’s Rustic Ranch
from Altared Weddings
What started as a hobby evolved into what you see today at the Ranch. Outside of the normal routine of touring and writing music, Kevin collects and restores buildings that have a unique history. Each structure has been carefully crafted back to a state which honors its history and location. Everything on the Ranch has a story that we are anxious to tell people about. We stay busy making sure that bits of history don’t get lost to a landfill and in the process give something back to everybody that comes through our gates. It’s this level of care that ensures that each person we get to share this with walks away with a personal experience that can’t be found anywhere else in the Hill Country. That’s why we tell people that we are real Texas country.
“Kevin Fowler never ceases to amaze us… it became clear that his passion for music and historic buildings have collided in a new project that folks in Central Texas will no doubt be crazy about.” – Sandra Greaney, Country Line Magazine
“All these buildings roughly surround the intended site of the marriage ceremonies, smartly positions in a natural amphitheater of sorts. Was it ever intended to be a fans-only business? ‘No. It’s for everybody.’” – Houston Press
“It’s a perfect representation of an old rustic Texas ranch. The location is a peaceful country setting…NO highway noise. Guaranteed to have beautiful hill country sunsets. Unending opportunities for photography. A fantastic place for weddings or just about any other gathering you might have. This place is really AWESOME!” – Wimberley View
For the Texas belle who prefers a little glamour with her grit, a rustic wedding without some sophisticated sparkle simply will not do…the concept was fittingly brought to life at country crooner Kevin Fowler’s Rustic Ranch. Dotted with sprawling centuries-old oaks and outlined by Loneman Creek, the newly opened 130-acre ranch is home to a 19th-century cabin, a restored farmhouse, and an authentic Texas dancehall that calls for a twirl-worthy dress…” – Lauren Kathryn, Swooned Magazine
Nestled at the edge of a rambling stream, a century old forest, and a quiet apple orchard at Half Mile Farm sits a collection of Highlands’ most distinctive, luxury cabins. These cabins, originally erected in various locations across the Southeast, were carefully dismantled and reconstructed here among the beauty of large hemlock trees and countless rhododendrons. The building designs were developed with the intent to complement the natural landscape. The most significant features of the property are the creek, dense woods, open meadows, and ponds. Specifically, thoughtful consideration was given to placement of balconies, windows, and doors, to maximize the privacy and serenity of our guest experience. Cabin interiors are charmingly appointed with antique and reproduction period furniture and folk art. Architecturally, you will find vintage paneling, half-timbering, and log work, historic brick and stonework, wide-plank floors, massive oak beams, slab stone hearths, and subtle modern conveniences that all come together to create a most unique atmosphere.
The Cabins can be rented as separate one bedroom suites, or combined into a two or three bedroom cabin.
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5 Bedrooms + Loft + Den, 5.5 Baths
Narrow Escape cabin makes a stunning impression when you arrive. The large front windows let in lots of light and give you a view of the surrounding native oak and pine trees.
Source: Broken Bow Luxury Vacation Cabins // Narrow Escape