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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.