A backyard veranda in St. Francisville, Louisiana serves as a fireside retreat. Built for warmth and beauty, the fireplace is composed of a brick chimney, mantel, and firebox, and the exterior of the fireplace is covered with stucco as well. When designing this tranquil spot, architect Billie Brian raised the hearth for additional seating. Plus, by centering the fireplace between a brick opening and the exterior living room wall, she provided a nook for firewood.
LOVE the romantic/rustic feeling of this one.. Kind of a getaway right in the yard.
."I am excessively fond of a cottage; there is always so much comfort, so much elegance about them. And I protest, if I had any money to spare, I should buy a little land and build one myself, within a short distance of London, where I might drive myself down at any time, and collect a few friends about me and be happy. I advise everybody who is going to build, to build a cottage." — Jane Austen
Fig Tree Cottage-picket fence
Holiday cottage from the movie
Maybe not as nice as the (fake) one from the movie "The Holiday", but my own 300+ years cottage in Western France, currently being restored for the first time!
Iris' Cottage - From the movie The Holiday
Media room with a bar to eat while watching a movie or game.