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House design in the cottage architectural style with its charm and traditional details.

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This charming cottage style home (House Plan # 142-1060) has over 1550 square feet of living space. The one story floor plan includes 3 bedrooms and...

The very definition of cozy and charming, classical cottage house plans evoke memories of simpler times and quaint seaside towns.

This style of home is typically smaller in size, and there are even tiny cottage plan options. It’s common for these homes to have an average of two to three bedrooms and one to two baths, though there are many homes that include a second story or partial second story (for a 1½-story home)...
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The very definition of cozy and charming, classical cottage house plans evoke memories of simpler times and quaint seaside towns.

This style of home is typically smaller in size, and there are even tiny cottage plan options. It’s common for these homes to have an average of two to three bedrooms and one to two baths, though there are many homes that include a second story or partial second story (for a 1½-story home) to accommodate more living space.

Though, there certainly are many plans of the cottage architectural style that are not small

Features of a Cottage Floor Plan

Regardless of the size, all cottage style homes are characterized by a sense of individuality and traditional style, with many looking as if they were pulled right out of a fairytale or storybook.

A few common characteristics of these homes include:

  • Stucco or shingles for the exterior, which allow for a greater variety in terms of architectural style
  • Small porches
  • Bay windows
  • Gable roofs, occasionally including dormers in larger homes or ceilings upwards of 10 feet high

The cottage style is a popular choice in more scenic areas, as it allows owners to take advantage of the natural beauty that comes from living near nature. Many cottage plans feature front or side porches, enabling owners to set up benches and other seating to enjoy their view of the surrounding countryside, lake, or mountains. 

Despite the more historic feel that many of these homes have, modern cottage plans make use of all the contemporary luxuries of other home styles. This means that it’s possible to find cottages with open floor plans or that otherwise optimize the space to allow for the highest level of comfort in every room. Some houses also include sections for patios or gardens, as the homes are meant to give owners the option to enjoy the outdoors effortlessly.

So whether your taste leads you to a whimsical, storybook cottage house plan, a bigger home, a smaller home, or something a little more modern, you’ll find it all in our collection below.  

 

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The very definition of cozy and charming, classical cottage house plans evoke memories of simpler times and quaint seaside towns.

This style of home is typically smaller in size, and there are even tiny cottage plan options. It’s common for these homes to have an average of two to three bedrooms and one to two baths, though there are many homes that include a second story or partial second story (for a 1½-story home) to accommodate more living space.

Though, there certainly are many plans of the cottage architectural style that are not small

Features of a Cottage Floor Plan

Regardless of the size, all cottage style homes are characterized by a sense of individuality and traditional style, with many looking as if they were pulled right out of a fairytale or storybook.

A few common characteristics of these homes include:

  • Stucco or shingles for the exterior, which allow for a greater variety in terms of architectural style
  • Small porches
  • Bay windows
  • Gable roofs, occasionally including dormers in larger homes or ceilings upwards of 10 feet high

The cottage style is a popular choice in more scenic areas, as it allows owners to take advantage of the natural beauty that comes from living near nature. Many cottage plans feature front or side porches, enabling owners to set up benches and other seating to enjoy their view of the surrounding countryside, lake, or mountains. 

Despite the more historic feel that many of these homes have, modern cottage plans make use of all the contemporary luxuries of other home styles. This means that it’s possible to find cottages with open floor plans or that otherwise optimize the space to allow for the highest level of comfort in every room. Some houses also include sections for patios or gardens, as the homes are meant to give owners the option to enjoy the outdoors effortlessly.

So whether your taste leads you to a whimsical, storybook cottage house plan, a bigger home, a smaller home, or something a little more modern, you’ll find it all in our collection below.  

 

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Cottage Style Meets Modern Lifestyle | Spotlight on Cottage Homes


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From Small Home Living to Guest Houses – Cottage House Plans Have Something for Everyone     Do you think of “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs” or maybe Shakespeare’s Stratford-upon-Avon when somewhere refers to cottage homes? Yes, a cottage is a small and cozy dwelling. Such a home also features an informal floor plan and often evokes the charm of a fairy tale or countryside living. However, today’s cottages offer much more. Designers and architects are now creating cottage homes that offer the f


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