The cottage plans featured here include designs for casual country retreats and romantic beach houses with
lookout towers. Oozing with nostalgic charm on the outside, the interiors are designed for modern day comfort
Cottage above by Stephen Fuller Designs
The shingled country cottage pic- tured at right -- though relatively simple in style -- juxtaposes a soar- ing
two story contemporary window arrangement with flanking Gothic-arched windows on the lower level for dramatic
effect. Nestled in a charming cottage garden, it pre- sents a striking study in contrasts.
cottage pictured below sports a hipped roof crowned by a cupola. Numerous light-emitting doors open onto a
broad wraparound terrace that extends the indoor living area to the outdoors.
The charming cottage plan pictured above has a dramatic arched over- hang above the porch that defines the front
entrance. Inside, an open floor plan (right) with a cathedral-ceilinged living room, three bedrooms and two full
baths has a feeling of spaciousness that makes it seem larger than its 1,425 square feet would otherwise
The picturesque shingled beach cottage pictured above evokes the charming cottages that dotted the
northeastern American coastline at the turn of the last century -- com- plete with raised full-width porch and
romantic lookout tower. The main living area floor plan shown at right encompasses a total of 1,522 square feet,
while the lower and up- per levels add another 1,635 square feet of living space to this nostalgic design.
Moving farther south to the Florida coastline, the stylish beach cottages pictured below look
right at home in their semi-tropical settings. The large cupola crowning the design below right provides an
ideal vantage point for viewing the miles of coastline and dramatic seascape!
Moving inland from the coast, the following cozy cottage belies the 1,759 square feet of living area
contained within. Nestled in a wooded or moun- tainous region, it presents a picture perfect example of the
Slightly larger in scale at 2,019 square feet -- but no less charming in appearance -- the cottage plan
pictured below uses a combination of
board and batten siding
and wood shingles to clad the exterior. Anchored by a large stone chimney and an expansive wraparound porch,
this design is ideally suited for a lakeside or wooded, mountainous setting.
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