Country Cottage house plans feature steep overhanging roofs, often with gables; irregular layout, relatively small footprint.
Architectural Features of Country Cottage House Plans
- Exquisite Details
- Ornamental touches
- Elaborately paneled Medieval-style doors
- Steeply-pitched roof, varied configuration usually side, front or cross-gabled
Popularized by pattern books in the mid 19th century, Cottage house plans are filled with individuality, their asymmetrical plans inspired by architects Davis and Downing are based on the belief that “a beautiful house fully reflects a fine character.” Often referred to as Carpenter Gothic Revival, small Cottage house plans are flexible and fanciful featuring vertical board and batton walls, charming balconies and expansive bay windows attributing to their Gothic heritage.