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While researching greenhouses and conservatories, I happened upon this North Carolina stone cottage perched high atop the foothills (pictured above)…the custom conservatory is designed by Tanglewood Conservatories and boasts fourteen gorgeous oversized top hung windows, perfect for taking in the picturesque views and mountain breezes…the ornamental brackets and copper clad roof compliment the homes existing architecture and are a lovely counterpoint to the stone exterior…”even on cloudy days this custom conservatory requires no artificial light, though at twilight, antique sconces make it glow like golden amber.”

Whether country, urban, simple or ornate, these glass jewels embrace the outdoors with grace and elegance…please enjoy!

above and below ~ photos from Tanglewood Conservatories

above ~ North Carolina, custom hilltop conservatory

below ~ Pennsylvania, custom conservatory by the lake

below ~ Minneapolis Minnesota, glass conservatory sunroom

below ~ Manhattan New York, custom georgian conservatory

below ~ photos from Town and Country

below ~ Duchess County, New York

below ~ Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania

below ~ Crown Point, Indiana

below ~ Towaco, New Jersey

below ~ Lake Forest, Illinois

below ~ New Orleans, Louisiana

below ~ Wilton, Connecticut

below, Chicago, Illinois

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My husband Edward and I have decided to take the plunge…in the coming months, the petite pantry off the back of our house will be removed and replaced with a cozy 6 by 9 foot room…the new space will connect to the kitchen with a framed 60″ opening and will allow us enough room for two comfortable chairs and a small table…I designed the new space with three windows along the back wall to take in the views of our backyard and garden…the sides of the room with be symmetrical, each with a 32″ french out swing door leading to a bluestone terrace…on the exterior, each door will be adorned with a small copper overhang and a pair of sconces…it has taken me many weeks to finalize the design but I feel confident with the final measurements and overall aesthetic of the new space…in the process of designing the room, I found great inspiration from the Vale Garden Houses website…this site helped me visualize what our small space could look like from the outside…we do not have enough depth or width for a grand conservatory, but our small room will still allow us plenty of light, air flow and a cozy spot for a morning cup of tea…I’ll keep you posted with our progress!

inspirational photos from Vale Garden Houses

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