Storybook Cottage Interior...
Less is MORE!

Though whimsical on the exterior, "The Winckler" storybook cottage interior is functional and practical.  At approximately 500 square feet with a sleeping loft encompassing an additional 100 square feet, the interior is efficiently arranged to optimize the space.

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Perspective view of entrance to "The Winckler"
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A handcrafted cedar door with arched top and forged iron hardware leads to an open floor plan which belies its compact living area, making it feel larger than it actually is.  Homeowner Bruce Winckler stands at the entrance.

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Storybook Cottage Interior

Along with the organic exterior, the finely crafted interior was created by Lindcroft Custom Dwellings.  The interior feels surprisingly spacious and flows seamlessly from the kitchen to the living room.  Hand hewn beams stretch across the kitchen ceiling and frame, or delineate, the transition from kitchen to living area

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View of storybook cottage interior from front entry
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As with the exterior, the storybook cottage interior employs locally sourced natural materials throughout.  Warm wood cabinetry with recessed panel doors and drawer fronts in the kitchen contrasts nicely with granite countertops and a stone tile backsplash.

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The adjoining living room boasts a soaring stone fireplace surround.  Note the stark contrast between the light stucco finish of the interior walls and the darker wood trim around the windows and throughout the room.

storybook cottage interior

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A better view of the living room's lofty cathedral ceiling is captured in a straight on shot of the double height stone fireplace surround (below).  Note how the mantel shelf complements the abundant use of wood trim in the room and helps to tie it all together.

storybook cottage interior

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A dramatic view of the living room from the sleeping loft above enhances the look and feel of spaciousness in this relatively compact storybook cottage interior.

storybook cottage interior

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Adjacent to the living room on Level 1, a three quarter bath is nestled in the rear of the cottage.  Though relatively simple in design, the use of natural materials and a high level of finish are consistent with that of the rest of the cottage interior.

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Looking down from above, the handcrafted wooden stairs leading to the sleeping loft perform double duty as storage areas for the water heater and all the cottage's electronics.

storybook cottage interior

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And finally, the sleeping loft, itself, is quite dramatic with a tall, steeply pitched open ceiling supported by a retinue of wood rafters.  A balustrade behind the headboard and side table overlooks the living room with its great stone hearth below.

storybook cottage interior

Photo Credit: Ryan Tam



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