Do you dream of owning your cottage one day? We don’t blame you! Let’s tell you a funny fact. Cottages can be described as small houses. Some are influenced by English architecture, while others have Cape Cod-style designs. Others incorporate farmhouse elements. Cottages can be found all over the globe, although some styles are more common in certain regions. We have gathered 15 cottage homes that make our hearts smile and will inspire you.
This stone cottage transports us immediately to the English countryside. The beautiful wood paneled roof adds architectural intrigue and draws attention up. Stone is a beautiful building material, but it’s also expensive and difficult to find.
These Mediterranean-style cottages are distinguished by their red stucco roofs. Although they can be found in many places, their presence is strongest in warm-weather regions.
White brick cottages look like a farmhouse. This one with its large front porch and inviting front porch is a great example of this. The front door has half moon windows and the second-story adds charm.
In coastal areas, cottages with thatched roofs are very popular. These roofs are often covered with moss, which adds to their beauty. However, moss is generally considered to be bad for roof structure. Although it may look like something from a fairytale it is actually detrimental to shingles’ function.
Shingled siding is a cottage feature that is often associated with Cape Cod homes. We also see these houses in high-end waterfront destinations like Nantucket or The Hamptons. This style can be enjoyed anywhere.
Cottages are often surrounded with lush, green landscaping. The quintessential English cottage feature of ivy siding is the addition of character and history to these homes. Ivy poses a greater threat to older buildings that it does to well-constructed new ones.
The larger cottage is a farmhouse-style design and features a large porch with swings and plenty of seating. A cottage of small size does not mean that it isn’t a great place to spend time with family and friends.
Danielle Driscoll is the owner of the home which dates back to 1927. She notes that the exterior shingles have been red cedar and weathered to gray over the years. This authentic, aged look should be celebrated and not changed. It is true that good things get better over time.
This shingled cottage is modernized with a large panel of windows. Let the sun shine in!
This cottage home is small but has two bedrooms and two bathrooms. It seamlessly brings English style to the states with cedar plank siding, cedar roof and cedar roof.
A Bit of the Bahamas
This cottage home has a Bahama shutter that adds a tropical touch. They are great for hurricane resistance, but they look beautiful in all climates.
This home’s screen porch has a trellis-style design that makes it feel like you are in the garden all year. It also adds a rustic, laid-back element.
So Shabby Chic
This cottage home’s exterior is limewashed brick, giving it a rustic chic feel. The house has vintage charm thanks to its muted blue-gray shutters. Limewash has a benefit. Limewash tends to look better as it ages, so it doesn’t require any maintenance to keep its charm.
Charming cottage front doors can be colorful and charming. The robin’s beautiful egg-blue beauty stands out against the white background of the home, evoked spring signs all year.
This cottage on the lakeside is the ideal coastal getaway. These homes are popular as vacation rentals. They also make wonderful guest homes when they are adjacent to the main property.