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Cottage Home Designs

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Cottage Home Designs

When you visualize a cottage home design, typically it may remind you of picturesque storybook charm. Large porches and fireplaces add to the cozy appeal of this popular home plan style.

Unique exterior details, such as the stone columns below, enhance the curb appeal of a cottage house plan. The quaint asymmetry of multiple rooflines give this Craftsman cottage home visual character.

 Columns that don't just blend in...they make a statement.:

In the Sater Design Collection, the “Bradley House” cottage home plan features a wraparound porch and similar stone columns that enhance a prominent entry. Attractive dormers and decorative towers give this cottage design a stately presence.

Bradley House-Front Elevation-Plan #6859

Enhancing the style of your cottage house plan can be as easy as changing the porch railing from vertical slats to a crisscross pattern, such as on this coastal cottage.

Southern Living Eastover Cottage Exterior:

Shutters are an exterior feature generally seen on cottage home designs. Board-and-batten shutters, finished with shutter dogs, give a more casual feel to a home than louvered shutters.

Board-and-batten shutters lend a more relaxed feel than louvered ones. Regardless of the style, shutters should be sized to be functional and finished with shutter dogs.     Classic cottage essentials: Cedar shutters, (NDB), shown custom painted, from $130/pair; finelinemillwork.com:

My favorite are Bermuda shutters, which are a beautiful addition to most any home. These are especially useful on beach cottage home windows, as well as for protection and privacy on porches.

<B>While shutters have been a large part of Bermuda’s architectural heritage they also prove their worth in a hurricane.</B>:

See the full catalog of charming clapboard cottage-style homes, beach houses, and grand vacation villas together in our online portfolio of highly versatile cottage home plan designs. These plans are also available in our popular book, Beautiful Cottages and Villas, available through our bookstore and at Books-A-Million.

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  • Excellent work. Keep it up.

    Ouma John on

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