Local stone and wood siding blend this cottage, designed by Phillip Franks of Birmingham, into its setting. Board-and-batten construction and simple post-and-rail detailing give the house a handcrafted look. A small front porch and a rear sitting porch provide views of the woods. A cedar-shingle roof and stone chimney complete the look of a compact mountain lodge.
A galley kitchen separates the light-filled breakfast room from the dining room. In the breakfast area, natural light lost to the overhanging porch roof is regained with the introduction of skylights. There's also a spacious living room anchored by a stone fireplace.
Convenience and privacy were considered for the master bedroom. Upstairs are two bedrooms and a bath. The plan also includes a basement with space for two cars.