Turn-of-the-century vacation houses on the Atlantic Coast were rich in detail and had spacious interiors. Many of these rambling houses are still standing along the coastlines of Georgia and the Carolinas.
Their playful spirit inspired Atlanta designers Frederick Spitzmiller and Robert Norris to create this attractive and functional house plan. "Large, two-story 'cottages' were favored retreats along the East Coast in the late 19th and early 20th centuries," explains Frederick. Often sided with clapboard or shingle recalling the colonial era, the houses featured wide windows and doors and tall, spreading roofs.
With almost 3,500 square feet of living space, our plan includes a family room; an open, family-style kitchen; and a light-filled breakfast area. The master bedroom, with a spacious bath and two large walk-in closets, provides convenience and privacy. Three additional bedrooms and two baths are located on the second floor. An additional 690 square feet of bonus space over the garage can be finished later.