Our Garden View Cottage is specially designed to capture light, breezes, and outdoor views. French doors topped by large fanlights flood the high-ceilinged living room with light. The window wall in the dining room overlooks the porch and garden.
Designed to use the full depth of the lot, the plan has an unusual layout that is basically one room deep. The plan's projections form protected ells at each end, which become natural locations for courtyards. In mild climates, these courtyard ells serve as outdoor rooms.
The kitchen includes a work island, a breakfast area, and a butler's pantry. Upstairs are two bedrooms and a shared compartment bath with separate vanities. Formal details and special materials give the house its polished look. We suggest a molded brick for the house walls, a wood-shake roof, and a copper accent roof over the front latticed bay. Although designed with deep, narrow lots in mind, the plan is also appropriate for larger lots.