Home Plan for a Gabled Cottage
Simple design for gathering and relaxing
March 1, 2014
If you want to get rid of formality and let go of seldom-used rooms, try a cottage design like this one. Family and friends can enjoy each other’s company in the light-filled main room of this cottage while cooking, eating and hanging out. There are windows on three sides, and the ceiling is 10 feet high with layered beams, purlins and paneling. Warming the space in the winter is a cast-iron woodstove surrounded by a brick hearth. A door opens to a south-facing porch with an outdoor fireplace to help extend the cottage season.
Plans & photo by Ross Chapin Architects, www.rosschapin.com
And when a little peace and quiet is needed, retreat to your own room – a master suite on the main floor, two bedrooms on the second floor, or a get-
away loft on the third floor.
The form of this structure is simple: a gable with a side dormer. A cheerful diamond accent on the dormer above the entry greets guests. Bedrooms are tucked under a strong, sheltering roof. And on the south side is the signature of the cottage: a soaring chimney with a basket-weave brick pattern.
Dimensions (w x d): 40 x 24 ft.
Main level: 960 sq. ft.
Upper level: 648 sq. ft.
Loft: 71 sq. ft.
Total square feet: 1,679 sq. ft.
Foundation: Basement, 960 unfinished sq. ft.
Design, plans and renderings: Ross Chapin Architects
For more info: www.rosschapin.com