The Garden Guide

Book: A treatise on the theory and practice of landscape gardening, adapted to North America,1841
Chapter: Appendix. II. Description of an English Suburban residence, CHESHUNT COTTAGE.

Cheshunt Cottage in London 2

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Though it cannot be said that the arrangement of the offices of this house is so good as it would be if they were placed on each side of a straight passage; yet it will not be denied that these offices include everything that is desirable for comfort and even luxury. The chief difficulty which occurs to a stranger, in looking at the plan, is, to discover how several of the rooms which compose the offices are lighted; and this, it may be necessary to state, is chiefly effected from the roof; a mode which, in the case of some rooms, such as a butler's pantry, china-closet, plate-room, &c., is to be preferred; but which in most cases it is desirable to avoid.