The Summer Cottage: Retreats of the 1000 Islands (Hardcover)

Retreats of the 1000 Islands

By Kathleen Quigley, James Scherzi (Photographer)

Rizzoli International Publications, 9780847830657, 224pp.

Publication Date: March 30, 2010



The dream of summertime, waterfront living as embodied in the cottages of the Thousand Islands.
The Summer Cottage captures the charm of island living and waterfront houses, featuring the cottages and summer estates of the Thousand Island region, an archipelago of nearly two thousand islands in the St. Lawrence River between the U.S. and Canadian borders of New York and Ontario. Stunning beauty and quiet majesty mark the landscape encompassing this mighty river and its forested islands, on which are set the summer retreats that are so richly photographed here. Boathouses, riverside porches open to fresh air and nature, gardens, and wonderful rooms that welcome the visitor are hallmarks of these homes. Featured are examples of the most charming and inspiring houses of the region, which range in style from Eastlake and Queen Anne to Arts and Crafts. These homes invite the viewer to share in the spirit of romance of a bygone age, which, fortunately for us--in these houses--has not yet slipped by.

About the Author

Kathleen Quigley is a widely traveled writer whose work on assignment in Africa, Asia, Australia, and the Caribbean has appeared in The New York Times, Architectural Digest, Architectural Record, Town & Country, The Wall Street Journal, and other publications. James Scherzi is a photographer whose work has appeared in such publications as Architectural Digest, Better Homes and Gardens, Bon Appetit, Family Circle, Gourmet, Metropolitan Home, Rolling Stone, and The New York Times Magazine.

Praise For The Summer Cottage: Retreats of the 1000 Islands

"Syracuse resident Kathleen Quigley's new book, The Summer Cottage: Retreats of the 1000 Islands showcases her picks of the most captivating summer homes in the 1000 Islands region."

"This handsome, four-color book captures the houses' rich architectural details as well as the area's pristine natural environment." ~Chicago Tribune

"Ms. Quigley and the book's photographer, James Scherzi, spent two summers on the Summer Cottage book project... The sites in the book range from Boldt Castle to Bluff Island, where in 1990 a guest cottage was built over a gully. In 2005, its owners hosted former President Bill Clinton and Hilary Rodham Clinton." ~Watertown Daily

"As this is a book review, I must give you the pros, which are too many to capture in a few words, and the cons. Well, I can only think of one –only 24 properties are shown and as we know there are hundreds in the Islands" ~Thousand Islands Life