Heated Area: 1,600 Sq. Ft. First Floor: 1,600 Sq. Ft. Width: 75 Ft. Depth: 37 Ft. Bedrooms: 3 Bath: 2 Garage: 2 Styles: Southern, Country Foundation: Concrete Slab Foundation, Optional Basement Foundation, Optional Crawl Space Foundation
This home design is based upon a few, still existing but long abandoned frontier homes of the Deep South. Like most homestead structures built in the Deep South in the 1800s, the initial home was a simple one-room structure.
This home design is based upon a few, still existing but long abandoned frontier homes of the Deep South. Like most homestead structures built in the Deep South in the 1800s, the initial home was a simple one-room structure. The entire family lived in the one room while the main home was being built just steps away. After the main home was completed, the original structure was used as a kitchen and was often joined to the main home with a breezeway. As means became available, shed porches were added across the front of the main house and as the family grew, attic spaces were taken in and dormers added to accommodate the need for more space. These historical steps were retraced in creating the exterior faade of this rustic cottage design but the interior is totally modern. It is a super energy saving design featuring 6 exterior walls and a host of other low cost features designed to save loads of utility cost. The kitchen and the master bath have windows encased with sidewalls to hold glass shelves for displaying your favorite plants. The master suite has built in bookshelves and a private sitting area. The built in pantry and sewing area make the kitchen a dream for the active homemaker. Living room features include a sloped beamed ceiling and a massive stone-faced wood-burning fireplace.