Cottage Living Idea Home 2005
Our first Idea House reinterprets the classic American cottage with a modern sense of comfort, simplicity, and style.
Covington Cottage
The Covington Cottage is ideal for families who prize classic, thoughtful floor plans. This one-story plan features three bedrooms and two baths, and a heated area of 1,941 square feet.
Acadia Cottage
Rob Whitten of Whitten Architects in Portland, Maine, created this two-story North Woods cottage as a versatile home for an active family.
Brunswick Cottage
The charm of the Brunswick Cottage comes from designer Catherine Tredway's clever mix of exterior materials and its sensible form and function.
Hillstone Cottage
This traditional cottage neatly tucks 3 bedrooms and 2 1/2 baths in 1,448 square feet.
Tamarack Cottage
A swooping tile roof from the chimney to the garden wall adds a sense of movement to this 2,405-square-foot cottage.
Beaufort Cottage
An open floor plan and high ceilings make this 1,720-square-foot cottage feel much larger.
Mill Cottage
Twin front doors open into an open floor plan of 1,400 square-feet. The master bedroom is secluded at the rear, adjacent to a small screened porch—a great place to enjoy a private breakfast for two.
Newfield Cottage
The Newfield Cottage is inspired by classic American Craftsman houses from the 1920s.
Cottage of the Year
This plan takes inspiration from summer camps and family houses that expanded as needed. Two areas off the main house serve almost as separate cottages.