Plan #497-62

Key Specs


  • 972 sq ft

  • 1 Bedroom

  • 1 Bathroom

  • 1 Floor

  • No Garage

Plan Description

This cottage is a modest little home with loft sleeping quarters, a large bathroom with a two person walk in shower and a common living space for cooking, dining and lounging. Although this is a small home under 1000 square feet it does seem much more spacious due to its high cathedral ceilings and open loft above the entry level.

There is something different about this cottage that gives it contemporary appeal while maintaining classic charm. Its classic features such as a small footprint, traditional roof line and compact details like exterior window shades and lattice are in harmony with the more modern finishes such as fiber cement panels and standing seam metal roofing. The entry has a bench for taking off or putting on shoes and also plenty of storage for coats, dog leashes, umbrellas, shovels, brooms and cleaning supplies. Having all of this utility space right near the entry helps keeps the rest of the home clean and clutter free. The large common room opens up to the loft above or out to the deck through the large folding doors. This cottage is an ideal home for small or rural lots and can comfortably accommodate 1-2 people.

The loft space is a large open area of floor space that can serve many functions depending on your lifestyle. This room will most likely serve multiple functions which can include sleeping quarters, office space, a reading room, a play room or studio space just to name a few options. Its separation from the rest of the living spaces on the entry level combined with its large windows make the loft a bright and comfortable escape.

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Full Specs & Features

Basic Features

Stories : 1
Garage Stalls : 0
Bedrooms : 1
Baths : 1

Dimension

Width : 26'
Height : 24'
Depth : 22'

Area

Decks Sq Ft : 264 sq ft
Upper Floor Sq Ft : 400 sq ft
Total Sq Ft : 972 sq ft *
Main Floor Sq Ft : 572 sq ft
*Total Square Footage only includes conditioned space and does not include garages, porches, bonus rooms, or decks.

Ceiling

Main Ceiling Ft : 8'
Ceiling Details : Loft Ceiling. 4' knee walls that vault up to 12'
Upper Ceiling Ft : 12'

Roof

Roof Framing : Stick
Roof Type : Gable
Primary Pitch : 8:12

Exterior Wall Framing

Framing : 2x6
Exterior Wall Finish : Fiber Cement Panel Siding

Kitchen Features

Breakfast Nook

Energy Efficient Features

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