Brook is a small neighborhood with a few small distinctives
that set it apart.
Cottage Brook is a themed neighborhood. It is a small
community of not-so-big homes that share a common architectural
style, one being described as "Country-Cottage". Most
modern developments are not architecturally themed. Those
who build in Cottage Brook will know what kind of theme
all the other houses will be. Eliminating architectural
guesswork and randomness is a distinctive feature of Cottage
Architecturally pre-reviewed, sets of original house
plans are now on display in the Model on Cottageg Brook Lane.
These absolutely beautiful Cottage-Brook
inspired house plans developed by award winning Thomas J. Carricato
& Sons can be fully customizable to inegrate all the particular
interests and needs of each homeowner. They, along with the
historic 1896 stone house on lot 1, serve as architectural anchors
for the Cottage Brook community. Other plans, from your
collection of favorites, or from another builder passionate about
details are welcome for
review as well.
Some neighborhood architectural elements have been introduced during
the construction of Cottage Brook, others are covenanted into the
lots themselves. Some of these elements may seem small,
but together they will help define Cottage Brook. Features
such as granite curbing instead of concrete, architectural
stop and street sign, a stone welcome wall at the entrance
to the cul-de-sac. Covenanted lamp posts and lanterns
instead of utility-pole street lights are beautiful
cottage will display not only its door number on a hanging
sign off the lamp post, but its "cottage name" as well.
What pleasure thinking about a name for your "cottagey" home
that communicates something about what is important to you,
your home, your life!
Review of Landscape Design / Architecture goes a step further
toward maintaining property values and neighborhood charm. To
know that care and forethought was employed not only in
the consistency and quality of construction and architectural
interpretation, but also in landscaping is an important element
of Cottage Brook. This degree of review and its implicit concern
for the long term interests of property values is
a distinctive of Cottage Brook.
Our natural environment and its natural beauty that draws us
to this special place is integrated into the very design and
covenant of Cottage Brook. Each building lot contains
not just storm
swales, but bio-retention plantings to filter water run-off
and return a higher quality of water to the nearby Yellow Breeches
Creek. This is an important distinctive of Cottage Brook.
Another distinctive of Cottage Brook is to simply be a backdrop
for neighborhood-ness. Neighbors are people. Cottage
Brook's most valuable contribution will be playing a quiet role in
enabling people to be neighbors again. Cottage Brook, in addition
to being served with mail delivery by Mechanicsburg Post Office, has a
full service Post Office just a block's walk away! Grantham Post
Office offers counter service and 24/7 mailbox
service. Another feature distinctive of Cottage Brook!