The English cottage house plans featured here appear to have come right out of a fairytale. Oozing with nostalgic charm, these little architectural treasures may very well hold the key to living happily ever after!
Few things evoke pleasant childhood memories like a good storybook with a happy ending. The
storybook style of the cottages that follow gives us an opportunity to not only recapture those childhood memories, but to turn
them into tangible form . . . . or reality. To let our imaginations soar . . . . . and to create our own happy
Whether you use it as a weekend retreat, a vacation getaway, a retire- ment cottage or a year round home, you
will find a size and floor plan to accommodate virtually any lifestyle. More importantly, for many of us who
never really wanted to grow up (myself included), we can indulge our childhood fantasies on a daily basis -- no
matter how young or old, chron- ologically speaking, we may be!
A wonderful aspect of English cottage house plans is that they're not nec- essarily relegated to any one
particular style, but rather a combination of styles spanning several centuries. By carefully blending a
variety of au- thentic materials with a creative, but strategic -- and sometimes playful -- arrangement of
traditional architectural elements, there is no limit to the number and variety of picturesque cottage designs
that can be created!
Note the vast array of architectural elements used in the designs that fol- low, including towers and turrets,
chimneys and chimney pots, mouldings, and multi-pane windows. Similarly, a variety of natural building materials
brick, stucco and wood are strategically placed to maximize the picturesque look and feel of the over- all
The enchanting English cottage house plans that follow are from Storybook Homes in Lynden, Washington. They are among the most picuresque and romantic designs I have seen to date.
The profusion of architectural ele- ments in each design is well proportioned and perfectly scaled. Careful
placement and juxtaposition of various building materials provides a de- lightful contrast of color, pattern
and texture, and helps to balance the overall composition. Despite the charming, Old World look of the
exteriors, the interior floor plans are conveniently arranged for today's lifestyles and offer everything from
gourmet kitchens to spacious master bedroom suites.
With so many choices in authentic materials and architectural elements at your disposal, each design can be
custom tailored to reflect your own unique personality and style. And best of all . . . . . you can add those
special features you imagined as a child -- be it a hidden passageway or a secret chamber. After all, YOU get
to create your OWN happy ending this time!
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