The cottage style house plans featured here have withstood the test of time and enjoy broad appeal . . . . .
. . . Traditional and timeless, the designs were inspired by American Classics!
The striking two story
cottage pictured above, right, and in the three images that follow is from Architectural House Plans. Designed
by Brian Hanlen of Brooks Design/Build, it is ideal for a narrow lot. It fea- tures clapboard with shingled gable ends and a host of wood trim. A large front porch with a hip roof
is supported by two wooden pillars resting on pedestals which are also crafted from wood. A soaring chimney with
stone accents extends up the side of an exterior wall and pierces the roof line. At the rear, a large deck or
patio area is tucked in between the house and an attached two car garage.
The delightful interior encompasses 2,158 square feet of living area on two levels and includes three bedrooms
and two and a half baths. The base- ment area contains an additional 817 square feet that can be finished off to
house a fourth bedroom, full bath, a family room and a wine cellar.
Pictured at right and in the two im- ages that follow is Coastal Living's Cottage of the Year. Created by
Moser Design Group, this charming one and a half story gable and hip roof cottage is clad primarily with lap
or clapboard siding but features contrasting
board and batten sid- ing
on the master bedroom wing. Large shutters flank tall multi-pane windows under the wide front porch, and
a decorative brick chim- ney soars up one side of the cot- tage.
Encompassing 2,612 square feet of living area on two levels, the cottage style house plan includes four
bedrooms and three and a half baths. At the rear, a large screened porch with a cozy fireplace is a great place
Pictured at right and below is Island Cottage from Southern Cottages. Ide- al for a beach cottage, its
main living area is elevated in the event of rising tides. Featuring a profusion of porch- es, balconies, roof
decks, gables, and a cupola style observation deck, this charming "wedding cake" confection clearly stands
Inside, the open and airy 2,058 square foot floor plan includes three bed- rooms and four baths. A den or
study could be used as a guest room if needed. The living room features a corner fireplace and opens to the
dining room. A two car garage is contained under the main living area in the en- closed ground level space of this cottage style house plan.
SugarBerry Cottage, pictured at right and below, was created by Moser De- sign Group for Southern
Living House Plans. A quaint and cozy Southern cottage farmhouse with a front fac- ing gable, it features
clapboard siding, a metal roof, and a large wraparound porch -- part of which is screened in. Shed roof
on the upper level create more headroom and flood the space with natural light.
The interior encompasses a total of 1,687 square feet on two levels. The living room, kitchen, laundry room,
half bath, and master bedroom suite oc- cupy the main level. In addition, there is another covered porch at the
rear of the cottage. Upstairs are two additional bedrooms with lots of closet space and a full bath in this charming cottage style house plan.
The cottage style house plans pic- tured at right and in the two images that follow showcase a stunning Craftsman
design by Michaela Maha- dy of SALA Architects in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Maple Forest is a very popular
plan and has been featured in at least two architectural books. The romantic exterior is clad with a picturesque
arrangement of wood siding, shingles and stone -- along with handcrafted wooden accents -- and features a steeply
pitched roof that curves over the entry. A large wraparound deck and a screened porch expand the living area and
bring the outdoors in.
The interior living area of 2,740 square feet on two levels features curved archways, exposed beams, vaulted
ceilings and beautifully handcrafted wood detailing. The open floor plan on the main level includes a great
room, dining room, library or den, kitchen and breakfast area, laundry room, and a half bath. Three bedrooms --
each with its own full bath -- occupy the upper level. Included in the master bedroom suite are two huge
And finally, the gabled cottage with a steeply pitched roof pictured at right and below was designed by Ron
Bren- ner of Larson Brenner Architects in Stillwater, Minnesota. The Deephaven features an open,
wraparound front porch, as well as a screened porch at the rear of the home. Wide shed roof dormers help to
open and light up the space on the upper level.
Despite its "cottage style" look, this house plan boasts a total of 3,485 square feet of living area on two
levels, as well as a three car garage. The main level features an open floor plan and includes a kitchen, dining
and living room, plus a den. Four bedrooms, including the master suite, two full baths and a convenient laundry
room occupy the upper level.