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Edgecliff Cottage

Posted by
Steven (Chicagoland, United States) on 8 February 2017 in Architecture and Portfolio.

Conical-roofed octagonal and domed round towers, receding porches and a sweeping veranda, and shed-roof dormers project from this large asymmetrical wooden Queen Anne cottage. The house was planned so that whether from inside, or on a balcony of one of the towers, or from one of the porches or bays, the residents could enjoy the magnificent view of the Straits from this high vantage point on the West Bluff.

The generous overhang of the bracketed eaves and the porches offer protection against the weather. This picturesque house is covered with a variety of decoratively cut shingles. The swag running along the frieze adds a festive touch. Behind this summer house and others on West Bluff are the necessary carriage houses and stables and paddocks, for no automobiles are allowed on Mackinac Island. Amberg was a German-born Chicago businessman and investor in the Amberg, Wisconsin, granite quarry.

Today, this is one of many homes that remain on land that the owners lease for 20-year periods from the Mackinac Island State Park Commission, paying $3,500 to $6,000 a year.

Photo captured October 4, 2016.

NIKON D7000 1/250 second F/8.0 ISO 180 18 mm

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Jypyä Pop from Turku, Finland

Handsome house. Well-groomed, gorgeous garden.

8 Feb 2017 5:34am

Claudine/canelle from Lorient, France

Que c'est beau !!
Bonne journée

8 Feb 2017 6:39am

tataray from Charentes-Poitou, France

Magnifique, très luxueux. )

8 Feb 2017 7:27am

jean pierre a from France

joli "pied a terre"!! amitiés

8 Feb 2017 8:22am

Frances from Boston, United States

A beautiful house in a superb setting.

8 Feb 2017 9:19am

Hiro from Kyoto, Japan

Yeah, very beautiful house !

8 Feb 2017 9:48am

Martine Libouton from Bousval, Belgium

UNe belle prise

8 Feb 2017 10:06am

Rick from Toronto, Canada

The Queen Annes are my favourite Victorian era structures, and this one is beautiful in pristine white with that blue sky to set it off so well in your frame.

8 Feb 2017 12:54pm

Carol from Leamington, Canada

What a magnificent cottage.... loaded with charm. Beautiful!

8 Feb 2017 12:59pm

Tomek from PoznaƄ, Poland

Superb house and garden.

8 Feb 2017 3:41pm

willy from Belgium

un très belle édifice Steven..


8 Feb 2017 3:42pm

Don from Spokane, United States

A fine shot of this uinique looking house with more than one circular room.
Excellent shot of this fine house.

8 Feb 2017 4:07pm

franz from Baden, Austria

A rather eclectic yet impressive building, harmonious despite its mix of elements! The architect seemed to have been familiar with a concept that in German we call 'die eierlegende Wollmilchsau', which translates roughly as 'the egg-laying woolmilkhog'. I.o.w., an all-in-one building for every purpose.
I love the setting and can only imagine the glorious view one must have from there - another 'million dollar view' perhaps!

8 Feb 2017 4:37pm

Adela Fonts from Barcelona, Spain

Magnificent view accompanied by a very interesting text ... A good information... Best, Steven

8 Feb 2017 4:46pm

Ruthiebear from Titusville, NJ, United States

The entire surroundings create such a beautiful landscape and view.

8 Feb 2017 4:46pm

Mhelene from Villiers-sur-Marne, France

Very beautiful . Superb composition !

8 Feb 2017 5:50pm

grouser from Ludlow, United Kingdom

My kind of house.....if only :)

8 Feb 2017 6:35pm

Francisco Romero from Leon, Spain

A very beautiful image. And a very beautiful hose indeed. The maintenance may be very expensive, but the lease is very affordable at $300-$500 dollar per month.

8 Feb 2017 7:09pm

Lalena from Barcelona, Spain

Another excellent shot of this serie!

8 Feb 2017 7:38pm

omid from mashhad, Iran

such beautiful composition, colors & lights!
Lovely place!

8 Feb 2017 8:12pm

Marité from France

Une très belle demeure ! J'aime beaucoup les tours qui doivent permettre une très belle vue !
Bonne journée !

8 Feb 2017 8:51pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

It's hard for me to wrap my head around this huge place being referred to as a cottage. I guess it just depends on your frame of reference. It's quite beautiful and so is your capture.

8 Feb 2017 10:28pm

Elaine Hancock from Rockville, United States

I can't believe that they call this a cottage! It looks like a mansion! I just love the architecture! I could just sit on the porch and be happy! Wonderful information!

9 Feb 2017 1:16am

Michael Rawluk from Williams Lake, BC, Canada

That is a nice garden.

9 Feb 2017 1:23am

Harry from Apex, NC, United States

the two people almost buried in the greenery along the fence add a comical touch to this photo of the stately building

9 Feb 2017 2:08am

L'Angevine from Angers, France

intéressante maison

9 Feb 2017 10:54am

Remus from Portugal

Once again I highlight the very well maintained garden.
Perfect light control.

9 Feb 2017 4:00pm

ventiqueras from Italy

deve essere bello vivere qui e curare quel bel giardino :-)

12 Feb 2017 8:11am