Picturesque cottage home plan by guest Rod Pfotenhauer offers a little over 1,000 square feet of living space. Light washes into the living room through stacked windows on the side of the house, plus multiple panes in the front door. Cozy window seats could be built into one or all of the dormers, which also make pleasant desk, sewing or display alcoves. Please note: Featured guest designers have different drafting styles, therefore construction drawing layouts and contents will vary according to the region from which they originate.
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Modest Langford has picturesque charm
The Langford is a small, picturesque home that could be built as a vacation cottage, or a year-round residence for a small family. It offers a little over 1,000 square feet of living space.
Old-fashioned shutters flank the front windows as well as the door, and square posts branch into decorative threes that support the porch roof. Overhead, a trio of matching gabled dormers face the street.
The vaulted living room is open to the second floor and a fireplace nestles into the stairway alcove at its rear.
Light washes into the living room through stacked windows on the side of the house, plus multiple panes in the front door. The upper side windows are single panes, taller than the multipaned rectangles below, and angled in at the top to form a peak that accentuates the shape of the steep gable above.
To the left is the dining area, which is open to the living room but has a flat one-story ceiling. The kitchen is a room unto itself, with open passageways on each end that link to the living and dining areas. There is no wall in front of the kitchen sink, so kitchen workers can converse with people in those areas, or pass food through for placement on the dining table.
A powder room and utility room are at the rear. The utility room has exterior access, and can double as a mud room.
The Langford's master suite and sleeping loft share a bathroom on the second level. Cozy window seats could be built into one or all of the dormers, which also make pleasant desk, sewing or display alcoves.