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    I made the mistake of joining the Cottage Living FB group and now I am fascinated with the idea of finding or building a cottage for our next house. Maybe something like this:
    https://www.architecturaldesigns.com...garage-51865hz

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    That is adorable! If I went for the full-boat on my dreams for this cottage, I'd do that dormer for sure! Just know that a one-floor 700 sq ft is great for 2 people. If you plan on entertaining and/or having overnight guests (i.e. grandkids), the dormer/2nd storey home would be much better.
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    Enjoy dreaming. It is part of the fun.
    Keep it simple and easy for you to clean/maintain for the next 30 years. It seemed to have a large footprint requiring a fairly large lot. How easy are such lots to find once you decide the final destination
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    It is cute, but I no likeee “open floor plan” and want a wall between the kitchen and the living room.


    There must be two bedrooms upstairs. I didn’t see a floor plan. The photo image shows a couple of steps off of the kitchen so that must be where the staircase is.

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    Not crazy about totally open concept either. I think it's the board and batten exterior and dormer that got me. The website has bazillions of options so I have only just started looking.

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    It’s cute. I am not a fan of seeing dirty dishes from the living room. The previous owner of my condo took out one of the entry closets and put in a island. Then I removed all the upper cupboards. But there’s a small wall that blocks the view of the kitchen sink and much of the countertop next to it. That I really like. I was in a condo with the original design and it really felt closed in. I am sure there’s probably lots of floor plans and you can probably change things. The biggest problem is trying to find land to build on.

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    I like cottages--especially those that look like beach houses. The size is perfect.

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    I guess I always thought of cottages as being smaller. Then again, look at the summer "cottages" in Newport.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Yppej View Post
    I guess I always thought of cottages as being smaller. Then again, look at the summer "cottages" in Newport.
    Well, I refer to my Hermann house as a “cottage” and it’s around 1400 ft.˛. It also is a 1 1/2 story like that. I think “cottage” works here If the finish materials are simple.

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    Such a nice site for browsing!! I can see where I will be spending some idle hours!

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