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Home Design 1583 | Two-Story Cottage House Plan

Conceptual house plan 1583 is a two-story cottage with a narrow footprint.

Overview of conceptual house plan 1583.

Front elevation of conceptual house plan 1583.

Rear elevation of conceptual house plan 1583.

Conceptual House Plan 1583

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Conceptual Design 1583 is an updated version of The Tristan house plan 1311. This elegant cottage design has a stone and cedar shake exterior and the roof is adorned with multiple dormers. Arches are a repeating element in the windows, dormers, and entryways, bringing character to the exterior.

The staircase to the second floor is just inside the foyer and columns offer distinction in the open floor plan. The kitchen centers around an island with prep-sink and features a built-in pantry. The adjoining dining room is spacious for family meals. A 12-foot coffered ceiling tops the great room and a fireplace is flanked by built-in display shelves. Double doors open to a rear porch and a screened porch is to the side.

The master suite is on the first floor and enjoys private access to the rear porch and dual walk-in closets. In the master bathroom, find a double-sink vanity and a massive walk-in shower. The garage provides every convenience with an outdoor-access door and a large storage closet. The utility room has built-in cabinetry and a laundry sink while the mudroom offers storage cubbies, a bench seat, a powder room, and a linen closet. Additional storage closets are nearby for optimal organization.

Two bedrooms are upstairs with a full bathroom. The stairs overlook the two-story foyer and a linen/storage closet is available in the hallway. An optional bonus room and bathroom provide flexible square footage for a media room, home gym, or a guest suite.

First floor of conceptual house plan 1583.

Second floor of conceptual house plan 1583.

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10 comments on "Two Story Cottage Home Plans | Narrow Lot House Plans "

    • conceptual plan comment
      Maria on June 04, 2020 - 12:45PM
      I agree with Katherine's post, especially her thoughts on natural light, as well as the kitchen drawers. I would much prefer windows to upper cabinets. This plan is close to perfection for our lot, which has magnificent views in the back (east) and on the right side (south). Having said that, I would add windows to both sides of the stove. I would widen the entire house by 10-20 feet, using 2x6 construction. This would allow for a soaking tub in the master bath (as Kimberly suggested), a larger left side walk in closet with a window and seating area, a larger MB & bath, spacious foyer, and a larger kitchen allowing for a flipped kitchen island that did not need to have the corners cut - and have island seating facing the views out of the new windows flanking the stove. I would also move the refrigerator so that there was access from the kitchen to the back porch (perhaps utilizing refrigerator drawers in the island instead of a tall unit). The slightly wider plan would also allow for wider porches in the front and back. On the MB side of the back porch I would add an outdoor fireplace. I would deepen the front porch to 8 feet. I would add some type of sun tunnel/sky light in the powder room. We would use the dining room area as a library/office/reading area and incorporate a window seat, and consider enclosing the screen porch for year round dining use. I would move reverse the mudroom with the storage area so that there was natural light in the mudroom. We would also need a basement option walkout. Thank you. -m
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        Echo on June 04, 2020 - 1:10PM

        Thank you so much for the thoughtful feedback, Maria! If you are interested in ordering this design with your desired modifications, please give us a call at 1-800-388-7580.

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    • conceptual plan comment
      Kimberly L. Washington on May 29, 2020 - 6:17PM
      Unlike Katherine I do like a soaking or whirlpool tub in the Master Bath. Beyond that only one other Bath really requires a.tub. My last home had 4 full Bathrooms, on 2 floors. I did not have it built, if I had only two would have had them. The Master & the 2nd floor bath (Jack & Jill) would have had tubs. The first floor hall bath (which mainly served as as powder room) & the 2nd floor Guest Suite would have been built with only Step-in showers. The tubs in those two rooms were nearly always used as showers.
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        Echo on June 01, 2020 - 12:10PM

        Thank you, Kimberly!

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      Katherine on April 15, 2020 - 9:10PM
      I like that the plan is not one long tunnel lining up living, dining, kitchen as seems typical these days. I also greatly appreciate inclusion of a fireplace (I hope it is a real fireplace and not a sealed unit). I once lived in a home with a hearth that stretched past the fireplace several feet to create very charming additional seating under some windows. This was great for overflow seating at parties. Also I have noticed that many plans these days have no windows in the kitchen. Presumably they get light from the adjoining living areas, but if there is any single room in the house that needs lots of bright natural light, it is the kitchen, so I applaud that your plans tend towards including a window over the sink. Is there anything more dreary than washing dishes while facing a wall? NO. The more spectacular kitchens have windows wrapping around a corner, or across an entire wall. That is always more stunning than the cabinetry or the countertops or the appliances. Another thing that catches my eye in a kitchen is lots and lots of drawers in the base cabinets. I have no need for doors anywhere but under the sink. Everything else works better in drawers. And drawers let us get away with fewer upper cabinets, so we can have more.....windows! Women will notice banks of kitchen drawers. I also like that the second story makes use of the space over the garage, because it allows for more volume ceilings in the living spaces downstairs (or at least gives one the option). Soaring ceilings or at least high ceilings are a big deal. I love porches, but I would only put a screened or deep porch where the interior room has windows on two or more walls, so that some of the light is not blocked. Ideally, a screened porch should be on a side of the house, so the views to the back are not affected, but I know this is a narrow lot plan. So adding windows to the other wall of the kitchen would help. A pet peeve - utility rooms without windows or skylight. Again, this is an important place to have bright natural light - we can't treat the stains if we can't see them! I disagree with previous comment about the tub in the master - I'm sick to death of the mandatory whirlpool bathtub, almost never used in my house. Much prefer an oversized shower such as this one. Ideally, the guest bath (the 1/2 bath which is typically near the master) could include the pretty freestanding tub, or the secondary bath could have that luxury tub instead of the standard tub - which no one wants to use, ever. That way, everyone has access to a bath occasionally, but valuable space is not being allocated to multiple tubs which are rarely used. I want a freestanding shower in every bathroom, but only one bathtub in the house. Another suggestion (in general, not specific to this plan) is instead of another bathtub in the master (especially where space is limited), offer an option for built in dresser or vanity, a sauna, or a small exercise/meditation or dressing area with mirrors and maybe a ballet barre...... I like all the windows in the master bath! Minor nit - I prefer one really big closet to two cramped ones. I don't like the tiny toilet closets either (anyone having a bad day can just go use the 1/2 bath, can't they?) I realize that's a minority voice. The mud room is a nice feature. I'd like to see that expanded upon to provide space for dog crates, cat boxes, and other apparatus, with access to the backyard, for our furry family members. This stuff is really unattractive in the dining room. I also appreciate that there is some cabinetry and a SINK! in the utility room. The location is nice as well, accessible to the master. And I like entering the master suite and being able to proceed directly to dressing/bath without having to travel through the bedroom, and that the closets are accessible without have to go through the bathroom. It's a small thing but it makes a difference in how the house "lives." Great job!
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      • conceptual plan comment
        Echo on April 16, 2020 - 10:15AM

        Thank you for your thoughtful feedback, Katherine! And yes, it's a real fireplace!

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    • conceptual plan comment
      Thomas Knutson MN on April 11, 2020 - 5:45PM
      For a lot with a rear view, I would flip the Kitchen and Dining - so Dining is in rear. I suggest a tub and shower in master bath, you could still have a closet in the garage. Id like to see a 3 car option. ** Please tell the design team : Very nice use of space, and bang for the buck
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      • conceptual plan comment
        Echo on April 14, 2020 - 8:16AM

        Thank you for the thoughtful feedback, Thomas!

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    • conceptual plan comment
      DEBRA SPICKLER on January 10, 2020 - 9:16PM
      I like this, but would like a flip for the kitchen and dining room. I also need closet from the garage somehow. Need basement also.... it's a keeper!
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      • conceptual plan comment
        Echo on January 13, 2020 - 2:42PM

        Thank you, Debra!

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