Cottage Floor Plans

Maximize Cottage Charm with Storybook Details Such as Casement Windows, a Gabled Roof and a Painted Front Door

Cottage homes are prized by many as the perfect Vacation home or the quintessential style for siting on a small lot. Usually one story, and with quaint details such as decorative woodwork, interesting windows and a varied roofline, Cottage homes present a welcoming façade and a cozy interior. They are well-suited for the coastline, narrow urban lots or in a suburban neighborhood of smaller traditional homes.

Exterior materials are often varied, with a mixture of stone, wood siding or shingles to break up wall surfaces. A small front porch may welcome visitors, with a turned balustrade, thin columns and a front gable roof. Casement windows offer Cottage charm, or add decorative detail with leaded glass panes or stained glass windows. Shutters are almost always present, as is a welcoming entryway with a painted door. The roofline may be hipped, pyramidal or gabled and often is broken up by attic dormers. These dormers provide additional space in the half story.

The floor plan of a Cottage home is usually one story, but may have a second floor or a bedroom tucked into the attic. The living space is relaxed, often with a fireplace as the focal point and nooks provided for an eating area, reading room or window seat. Expect quaint details to continue to the interior, such as a beamed ceiling, stonework on the fireplace and transom windows above doorways. Maximize Cottage charm with a patio at the rear, extending to gardens beyond with a picket fence as the exterior focal point.

Similar Styles: Bungalow, English Cottage, Vacation, One-Story, Small Floor Plans, Affordable Plans.

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