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 #5421
5421
Style: Traditional
Bed: 4
Bath: 3.5
SqFt: 3486
Price: $1220.10
Plan #5427-3
5427-3
Style: Traditional
Bed: 4
Bath: 2.5
SqFt: 2111
Price: $738.85
Plan #5439
5439
Style: Traditional
Bed: 3
Bath: 2
SqFt: 1973
Price: $690.55
Plan #5442
5442
Style: Traditional
Bed: 4
Bath: 2
SqFt: 1926
Price: $674.10
Plan #5455
5455
Style: Traditional
Bed: 3
Bath: 2
SqFt: 1793
Price: $627.55
Plan #5459
5459
Style: Traditional
Bed: 5
Bath: 3.5
SqFt: 4004
Price: $1401.40
Plan #5491
5491
Style: Traditional
Bed: 3
Bath: 2
SqFt: 1849
Price: $647.15
Plan #5501
5501
Style: Traditional
Bed: 3
Bath: 2
SqFt: 1977
Price: $691.95
Plan #5503
5503
Style: Traditional
Bed: 3
Bath: 2
SqFt: 1634
Price: $571.90
Plan #5506
5506
Style: Traditional
Bed: 4
Bath: 3
SqFt: 2436
Price: $852.60
Plan #5514
5514
Style: Traditional
Bed: 4
Bath: 3
SqFt: 2655
Price: $929.25
Plan #5530
5530
Style: Southern
Bed: 5
Bath: 4.5
SqFt: 4715
Price: $1650.25
Plan #5574
5574
Style: Traditional
Bed: 3
Bath: 2
SqFt: 1595
Price: $558.25
Plan #5574-2
5574-2
Style: Traditional
Bed: 3
Bath: 2
SqFt: 1590
Price: $556.50
Plan #5584
5584
Style: Old World
Bed: 4
Bath: 3.5
SqFt: 4413
Price: $1544.55
Plan #5589
5589
Style: Traditional
Bed: 4
Bath: 3.5
SqFt: 4381
Price: $1533.35
Plan #5601
5601
Style: Traditional
Bed: 3
Bath: 2
SqFt: 1834
Price: $641.90
Plan #5603
5603
Style: Traditional
Bed: 3
Bath: 2
SqFt: 1687
Price: $590.45