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A guide to cottage house style

by Sharon Bennett 05/23/2022

If you’re fantasizing about a dream cottage house, you might be interested in the variety of styles, shapes and sizes cottages come in. While there are many more options than you might think, all cottage style homes feature some of the same key elements.

Here is a short guide to the defining characteristics of cottage house plans:

Architectural elements

Cottage houses come in a wide variety of styles based on era and region-specific traditions. However, even modern cottage homes share some of the same key similarities. Some examples of exterior architectural elements include:

  • Thatched & gabled roofs.
  • Half-timbered walls.
  • Stucco.
  • Bay windows.
  • Stacked chimneys.

Size

Property size is crucial to defining a cottage house. The homes themselves tend to be lower square footage than other styles, making the house a cozy dwelling nestled within the natural landscape.

While modern and contemporary cottage homes boast more square feet than their traditional counterparts, the house plans and decor remain quaint and charming to maintain the cozy aesthetic.

Gardens

No cottage house plan would be complete without a garden. Traditional English cottages are one of the best examples of this defining feature, so much so that English cottage gardens make up their own style of landscaping design.

Cottage home gardens should be abundant and overgrown landscapes full of a mix of flowering and edible plants. Meandering stone or gravel pathways often lead from a small gate to the front door. Climbing roses and other flowering vines cover fences, arbors and even the home’s facade to further integrate the structure into the natural surroundings.

Cottage house plans are perfect for homeowners seeking a cozy escape from the hustle and bustle of modern life. With these key elements in mind, you’ll be able to better recognize a cottage home and incorporate aspects of their house plans into your own living space.

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Sharon Bennett

The Sharon Bennett Group is ready to serve your real estate needs whether you're buying a home, selling a property, looking for land, or maybe you want to buy and sell investment properties.  Whatever your real estate needs are, we are here to assist!  We primarily service Columbia, Ashland, Hallsville, Hartsburg, Harrisburg, Centralia and the surrounding areas of Boone County including Jefferson City, Holt Summit and Boonville!

Buying/Selling a home is a huge step in your life.  With over 25 years of combined real estate experience, The Sharon Bennett Group will do their best to make the process smooth and stress free.  Your needs will always come first.  Your calls/emails/texts will always get a response.  We will guide you through every step of the process and make sure you keep your eyes on the prize.