Cottage Home Plans...
A Craftsman Classic!

The cottage home plans featured here showcase a modern day American Craftsman Style classic. An extremely popular plan, numerous versions of this striking design are popping up all over the United States!

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And little wonder!    This cozy wood clapboard,  shingle and stone cottage design,  known as Maple Forest,  is  as aesthetically pleasing as it is func-
tional.      Designed by Michaela Mahady of SALA Architects in Minneapolis, Minnesota,  the  home building plans are available from Architectural House Plans. According to the company, "Maple Forest is the most popular plan in our portfolio -- by far!"

The photo above, right,  as well as the two images that follow,  are of the original design  --  complete with an elevated wraparound deck faced with river rock. Beautifully handcrafted garage doors (bottom) are made to sim-
ulate the doors found on vintage carriage houses.

cottage home plans


cottage home plans



Since the original cottage home plans for  Maple Forest  were  created  in 1994,  a small number of modifications have been made to the plans.    In addition, two new versions of this plan are currently available.   Each was created  in response to numerous requests from clients or customers for a plan that was more affordable to build,  or a plan that included a bedroom and full bath on the main level.

Pictured below is the front entry to the cottage,  followed by an elevation of the same area.   This particular design uses a different type of stone -- albeit still very attractive -- around the decking, rather than the river rock used in the original design,  as shown at the top of this page.     Also note how the stone work extends upward to form pedestals that provide a base for the wooden posts supporting the curved porch roof.

cottage home plans


cottage home plans


Pictured below is another perspective of the identical cottage shown in the photo above.  Directly beneath it is an elevation of the garage and entry.

cottage home plans


cottage home plans


The stunning full length perspective in the photo that follows is of the orig-
inal cottage home plan.    Just below it is an elevation of the side depicted in the photograph.

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cottage home plans

Cottage Home Plan Footprint

Level 1:

The open and airy floor plan flows seamlessly from one area to another on the 1,518 square foot main level. Nine foot high ceilings add to the feeling of openess, as do the screen porch and large deck areas that expand the interior living space to the out-of-doors.      Occupying the main level is a sprawling  kitchen  with a cozy breakfast nook, a great room with a stone fireplace, a dining area, a library/den, laundry room, and a half bath. Lead-
ing to the attached 3 car garage is a 9 by 11 foot breezeway.

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Main Level

Level 2:

Occupying the 1,222 square foot upper level are three bedrooms  --  each with its own full bath and walk-in closet.  The master bedroom features an 11 foot vaulted ceiling and two large walk-in closets.  Included in the mas-
ter bath are dual sinks, a large soaking tub, and a large shower.

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Upper Level

Basement Level:

The basement level adds another 1,598 square feet to this cottage home plan and can be finished off to include a large media room, an exercise or play room, guest room, full bath, and plenty of additional storage space.

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Basement Level


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The close-up images at right and be-
low show the attention to detail em-
ployed  in  the design of this classic Craftsman cottage.   Note the hand-
crafted wooden brackets in each of  the photos, as well as the beautiful stone work pictured at bottom.





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cottage home plans




cottage home plans


Following are two more versions of Maple Forest cottage. Though the plans were modified from the original  --  particularly the downsized cottage pic-
tured  directly  below  --  each  of the cottages maintains its architectural integrity, consistent with the original cottage home plans!

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cottage home plans


The interior of this classic Craftsman cottage shows the same level of de-
tailing and craftsmanship employed on the exterior.     Please click here to view an exciting array of interior photos from this amazing cottage!

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