Cow Island Camp Cottage
|Total Above-ground living area||1712|
|Lower level living area|
The dimensions shown are for the house only (indicating the smallest area needed to build). They do not include the garage, porches, or decks, unless they are an integral part of the design.
|36 W x 36 D|
|Number of stalls|
Traditionally, the overall height of a house is determined by measuring from the top of the finished floor on the main level, to the highest peak of the roof.
Raising or lowering the height of the ceilings on one or more floors of a house is often a simple change that can be made by your builder. However, if you want to raise the ceiling of the main floor of a two-story home, there has to be room to add steps to the existing staircase.
We consider a room to be vaulted if the ceiling - whether flat, angled, or curved - is above 10 feet at its highest point. If you prefer that one or more rooms not be vaulted in your new home, this is a very simple change that your builder can make for you.
KEY TO SYMBOLS:
LR = Living Room/Great Room
DR = Dining Room
FAM = Family Room
FOY = Foyer
STU = Study/Library/Den
KIT = Kitchen
SUN = Sunroom
MBR = Master Bedroom
MB = Master Bath
LOF = Loft
OFF = Office/Guest Room
REC = Recreation/Game Room
ALL = Entire Level
This three–bedroom cottage was originally built as a three–season vacation home near the shoreline of a lake, and is featured in "The New Cottage Home" by Taunton Press. It has tons of charm, and a cohesive, economic floor plan. The architect also utilized the surrounding indigenous materials of timber and stone. The home takes advantage of the views, natural light, and prevailing breeze, and provides a clear physical connection to the nearby lake via a three–sided deck.
You may enter the house from either the wrap–around porch, or from the back entry, which has a mudroom for taking off shoes and coats. The interior feels warm and rustic, with its wood flooring, ceiling, posts, and exposed beams. A stone fireplace hearth is prominently located in the center of the house, and faces the living room. On the other side of the fireplace is a wood stove to provide additional heat, with extra space for a reading chair or room to play. On one side of the wood stove is a dining area, and on the other side is an open kitchen with a small breakfast bar. Next to the dining room are a stairwell, a mudroom, a laundry room, and a full bath.
On the upper floor there is one large bedroom, two smaller bedrooms, and a full bath. The rooms sit under the slopes of the roof, creating vaulted ceilings and some additional height.
Front Elevation For Cow Island Camp Cottage
Rear Elevation For Cow Island Camp Cottage
Side 1 Elevation For Cow Island Camp Cottage
Side 2 Elevation For Cow Island Camp Cottage
This rustic vacation cottage has a deck that wraps from the side of the house around to the front, where it connects with a screened porch on the other side. As you'll see from the photos, the original homeowners chose to employ oiled pine throughout the interior. Three bedrooms on the upper level share a full bath.