The word cottage evokes cozy comfort. Most often associated with country living, is warm and pleasant. You might be imagining curling up in a little, comfy nook with something to read and a cup of tea. With Yankee Barn Homes, the cozy comforts of cottage style home design come with their quality post and beam structure, which captures the rustic charm a cottage offers. Cottages tend to be smaller homes, perfect for a family looking to downsize or build a weekend or vacation home. However, depending on the area, a cottage may be quite large, i.e., a coastal cottage. Emphasizing simplicity, cottage design tends to have a sense of durability and timelessness.
Where can I build a Cottage Style home?
While most often associated with living in the country, a cottage-style home can bring the simple comforts of country living to the big city or a suburban area. You can build a cottage-style home anywhere you would build a regular home. Cottage-style homes are even more flexible with building locations than a regular single-family home because they tend to be smaller dwellings. You can also incorporate style based on the location of your cottage build. For a beach cottage, add large windows for taking in the view. And for a forest cottage, consider wood (or composite, made to look like wood) siding. One of the benefits of working with Yankee Barn Homes is they will design your home with you. Their team of design experts knows how to build a cottage that reflects your design sense and your chosen location. A cottage might also be the perfect choice for building a second dwelling close to your primary home. A cottage style home is perfect as either a guest house or in-law quarters.
What are the design options for Cottage Style homes?
1. Charleston Home
This home is 2,452 square feet with 3 bedrooms and 3.5 baths. Featuring a southern colonial style this home has a large, wrap-around porch.
2. Cottage at the Barn
This 1,176 square foot home has 2 bedrooms and 2 baths. This home features a mountain cottage exterior and a large front porch.
3. Cove Hollow
This 3,872 square foot home has 4 bedrooms and 4.5 baths. This home features an exterior done in a cedar shingle and has a brick chimney.
4. Craftsbury Cottage
This is a 1,713 square home with 2 bedrooms and 2 baths. Combining cottage style and farmhouse style, this home features two porches and a walk-in closet in the master bedroom.
5. Dunbar Hill
This 1,182 square foot home has 2 bedrooms and 2 baths. This home features an attached garage, screen porch, and open living spaces.
6. Eastman House
This home is 1,830 square feet with 2 bedrooms and 2.5 baths. This is a barn-style home with a large deck and an open-air great room.
7. Fuller Mountain
This is a 1,911 square foot home with 2 bedrooms and 2.5 baths. The master bedroom opens out to a screened-in porch. This design features a great room and entryway that open up to the second story.
This 3,264 square foot home has 5 bedrooms and 3.5 baths. The design is a contemporary farmhouse done with some post and beam.
9. Mansfield Hollow
This home is 1,789 square feet with 3 bedrooms and 2 baths. This is a shingle-style home with large windows to take advantage of beautiful views.
This home is 2,252 square feet with 2 bedrooms and 2.5 baths. This home has an open great room with a catwalk. Large windows give open views of surrounding landscapes.
11. Rockport Cottage
This 2,509 square feet cottage has 3 bedrooms and 2.5 baths. With its shingled style design, this cottage has two porches, and a great room that’s open to the second story.
12. Roost Cabin
This home is 1,123 square feet with 2 bedrooms and 1 bath. This makes a great vacation or summer home with its open airy design, large porch, and entry room/mudroom.
13. Rye Harbor Home
This 3,318 square foot home has 3 bedrooms and 3 baths. The bedrooms are separate from the kitchen and living areas, and the master bedroom has an attached sitting room.
14. Sands Point Home
This home is 4,000 square feet with 4 bedrooms and 3.5 baths. This cottage has a shingle-style design. There is a large porch and a kitchen with a breakfast area.
This 2,829 square foot home has 4 bedrooms and 3.5 baths. Featuring a garage attached by a walkway, the bottom floor contains the master bedroom and an open kitchen and living area downstairs.
16. Smith River Retreat
This cottage is 1,817 square feet with 2 bedrooms and 2 baths. Featuring an open floor plan downstairs, the upstairs consists of guest bedrooms and a large storage room.
17. Springfield Barn Home
This cottage is 2,237 square feet with 3 bedrooms and 2.5 baths. This farm-style cottage features a large deck, as well as an entry porch. There is an upstairs loft that opens up to the downstairs great room.
18. Sunapee Cottage
This 2,481 square foot cottage has 3 bedrooms and 2.5 baths. This post and beam cottage features a large, wrap-around porch, which creates more space for outdoor dining.
19. Tidepool Cottage
This 790 square foot home has 2 bedrooms and 1 bath. A perfect seaside or mountain getaway home, this cottage home features an open kitchen, living room, and dining room.
20. Waterview Haven
This 3,208 square foot home has 3 bedrooms and 3.5 baths. Designed to look like a New England coastal home, this large cottage features a shingled exterior.
21. Whaling Cottage
This 2,145 square foot home has 4 bedrooms and 4.5 baths. The exterior design is based on classic seaside homes.
22. Woodstock Cottage
This 2,242 square foot home has 3 bedrooms, 2.5 baths, and a two-car garage. The master bedroom features a large bathroom and walk-in closet. There are two porches downstairs for taking in the outside air.