Kitchen, Wood Counter, Light Hardwood Floor, and Ceramic Tile Backsplashe Suzanne’s bridge and book clubs meet around the dining table in the cottage instead of in the larger house, whose open layout makes such gatherings problematic. “There was no place where I could seal us off,” Suzanne says. “So now I use the cottage for game playing, and we can enjoy ourselves and know that we’re not inconveniencing Brooks.”  Photo 2 of 10 in Striking Angular Cottage in Connecticut