Simple Vacation Cottage
|Total Above-ground living area||1624|
|Lower level living area||600|
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.
|24 W x 36 D|
|Number of stalls||2|
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
After entering the foyer from the gracious entry porch, there is a stairwell to the right and a small study/office to the left. Straight ahead, an opening leads to a living room that is open to the kitchen and the dining room. A kitchen island provides additional working space, and divides the kitchen from the living room. The dining room is light–filled from two walls of windows, and has an opening that leads to a half bath, a mudroom, and the rear covered porch.
The upper floor has a master suite, and two bedrooms that share a full bath. The master bedroom has windows that look out to the rear, and the master bath has room for both a tub and a separate shower.
If you choose to build the basement, there is an open family room space, a fourth bedroom, another full bath, and a utility room.
These plans also come with drawings for a detached two–car garage.
Front Elevation For Simple Cottage
Rear Elevation For Simple Cottage
Side 1 Elevation For Simple Cottage
Side 2 Elevation For Simple Cottage
As the name suggests, this cottage home has a simple plan and a small footprint, which makes it ideal for smaller lots. The entry porch spans the width of the house, creating a roomy space to lounge and enjoy the outdoors. At just over 1,600 sf there's still enough space for three bedrooms on the upper level thanks to the shed dormer at the front.