Cottage House Plans

A modest, often cozy dwelling, typically in a rural area.

The cottage style engulfs and encompasses some of the designs found in the Country, French, and English Cottage style house plans. It is usually considered as a small, modest, cozy cabin type of plan often built in rural type areas. On the other hand, this is a regional definition, as in places such as Canada, there is no relation to the size of the house when referring to it as a cottage. Although there is no finite encompassing definition for a cottage style house plan, a common basic dictionary interpretation considers a cottage to be “a small, usually one-family house”, or as “a small house for vacation use.”

And thus, cottages are not required to be only small, as there are larger homes that have the look and feel of a cottage, yet might not be named as such. The exterior construction is typically made of brick, stone, and wood, although you might tend to find these building materials located on the inside as well for detail finishings on this type of dwelling. Normally a cottage will have a smaller, irregular footprint, consisting of unpretentious interiors. More times than not, you will find there to be a decorative exterior detailing with a steep pitch gabled roof.

It is also very common for a cottage style house plan to not have an attached garage or other form of external utility or mechanical access. This is mainly due to the fact that a cottage style home is designed to be compact and fit into a smaller more compressed footprint. Although the size of the lot can also be rather large, and the home owner feels that they enjoy a more quaint and modest style of living. Wooded areas are often considered some of the best places to put a cottage style home. But there are some cities that have smaller lots that allow new builds for these style of homes. Especially in more modern times as cost to build has increased, people are looking to smaller and more compact designs, and cottage homes can accomplish those goals.

Historically speaking however, the term cottage had originated from the dwelling of a cotter. And thus cottages were considered smaller peasant units for housing agricultural workers and their family and friends. But like mentioned earlier, the term has evolved over the years and varies greatly depending in what part of the world they are built.


Plan #1285
1285
Style: Traditional
Bed: 4
Bath: 2
SqFt: 1284
Price: $449.40
Plan #1285-2
1285-2
Style: Cottage
Bed: 4
Bath: 2
SqFt: 1374
Price: $480.90
Plan #4879
4879
Style: Traditional
Bed: 3
Bath: 2
SqFt: 1260
Price: $441.00
Plan #5125
5125
Style: Traditional
Bed: 3
Bath: 2
SqFt: 1735
Price: $607.25
Plan #5130
5130
Style: Traditional
Bed: 3
Bath: 2
SqFt: 1629
Price: $570.15
Plan #5134
5134
Style: Traditional
Bed: 4
Bath: 2
SqFt: 1655
Price: $579.25
Plan #5165
5165
Style: Traditional
Bed: 3
Bath: 2
SqFt: 1769
Price: $619.15
Plan #5185
5185
Style: Traditional
Bed: 3
Bath: 2
SqFt: 1828
Price: $639.80
Plan #5230
5230
Style: Traditional
Bed: 3
Bath: 2
SqFt: 1241
Price: $434.35
Plan #5231
5231
Style: Traditional
Bed: 3
Bath: 2
SqFt: 1664
Price: $582.40
Plan #5234
5234
Style: Traditional
Bed: 3
Bath: 2
SqFt: 1918
Price: $671.30
Plan #5235
5235
Style: Traditional
Bed: 3
Bath: 2
SqFt: 1200
Price: $420.00
Plan #5236
5236
Style: Traditional
Bed: 3
Bath: 2
SqFt: 1199
Price: $419.65
Plan #5237
5237
Style: Traditional
Bed: 4
Bath: 3
SqFt: 2722
Price: $952.70
Plan #5238
5238
Style: Traditional
Bed: 3
Bath: 2
SqFt: 1561
Price: $546.35
Plan #5323
5323
Style: Traditional
Bed: 5
Bath: 3.5
SqFt: 3263
Price: $1142.05
Plan #5327
5327
Style: Traditional
Bed: 4
Bath: 2
SqFt: 2092
Price: $732.20
Plan #5420
5420
Style: Traditional
Bed: 4
Bath: 2
SqFt: 1884
Price: $659.40