Top Cottage House Plans

What does the word “cottage” mean to you? For some, the term brings to mind a vacation in a rambling home, where the family has plenty of room to spread out while enjoying some rest and relaxation. For others, it reminds them of a cozy home nestled in the woods - the kind of place where children go to visit their grandmother. No matter what you envision, Donald A. Gardner Architects can help you achieve it with our cottage house plans. We have small cottage plans and spacious estate cottage home plans available with our signature style, so you will find exactly what you need to create your dream home.

Cottage Floor Plans Embrace Cozy Living With a Modern Twist

Our cottage-style house plans include a number of designs to fit most needs. These designs feature amenities and style in a smaller footprint that follows the traditional cottage-style home, yet with the modern amenities that today’s homeowners want. Ideal for year-round living and vacation homes, these cottage home plans embrace rustic living with modern features such as more open floor plans, ample storage and spa-inspired bathroom layouts.
Consider the cozy Runnymeade as an example. This 1,583-square-foot cottage has an attractive European exterior and ample space inside. Cottage floor plans do not have to be small. We have larger options that embrace the rustic look without sacrificing space, including two-story cottages such as the Brielle, a Craftsman cottage with four bedrooms, four baths and more than 3,000 square feet of living space.

Cottage-Style House Plans for Everyone

If you believe that cottage house plans are the right choice to match your wishes, trust Donald A. Gardner Architects to help. Our award-winning team has house plans for everyone wishing to build a cottage, from cozy retreats to spacious homes. Whether you are building a vacation home or a home for year-round enjoyment, our cottage floor plans will fit your needs well. Visit our website to view our extensive selection of floor plans, then buy directly from our architects to ensure you get accurate answers to any questions you may have along the way.

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House Plan The Vincent
House Plan The Vincent
  • 1641Total Sq. Ft.
  • 3Bedrooms
  • 2Bathrooms
  • 1Stories

This simple design offers just the right amount of curb-appeal with board-and-batten accented gables and a discerning usage of metal roofing. The open floor plan showcases the dining room with a tray ceiling and a low built-in bookshelf. The kitchen features a breakfast counter for additional bar seating and opens to a screened porch with skylights. Living is extended outdoors with a side porch and a rear deck that are connected by an expansive patio. The utility room has its own access door and a laundry sink provides easy clean-up after yard work. The master suite is generous with a massive walk-in closet, a double sink vanity, and a spacious shower. A bedroom and bedroom/study share a full bathroom with linen closet. Storage options include a garage storage closet, a pantry and a coat closet.

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House Plan The Leslie
House Plan The Leslie
  • 2583Total Sq. Ft.
  • 4Bedrooms
  • 3.5Bathrooms
  • 1Stories

Vertical siding meets metal roof accents to bring modern style to this angled Ranch design. The angled orientation of the master suite creates a private retreat that is surrounded by windows. Couples will enjoy the dual sink vanity, separate walk-in shower and freestanding bathtub, and a spacious walk-in closet. The floor plan is open with an easy flow between the great room, kitchen, and dining room. A drop-zone and pantry offer storage and organization for busy lives. Three additional bedrooms round out this family-friendly design while front and rear porches invite outdoor relaxation.

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House Plan The Alice
House Plan The Alice
  • 2529Total Sq. Ft.
  • 4Bedrooms
  • 3.5Bathrooms
  • 2Stories

This neighborhood-friendly design features a modern farmhouse exterior and a narrow footprint. The gourmet kitchen is designed around a cook-top island, features an adjacent pantry, enjoys double ovens, and has a window over the sink. The master suite is downstairs with a bedroom/study and two additional bedrooms are upstairs with a Jack-and-Jill bathroom. An optional rec room and bathroom provide additional living space and a bonus room with walk-in closet makes a perfect guest suite.

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House Plan The Lindstrom
House Plan The Lindstrom
  • 2169Total Sq. Ft.
  • 4Bedrooms
  • 3Bathrooms
  • 1Stories

This storybook cottage design charms onlookers with striking roof lines and a mixed exterior of stucco, stone and cedar shakes. The foyer welcomes an open floor plan with a column accented dining room and a dream, island kitchen overlooking the great room. Outdoor living is abundant with screened and open rear porches and a patio. The master suite enjoys excellent views from an arched wall of windows while the master bathroom is a spa-like retreat. Notable features include an oversized utility room, pantry, mud room, and multiple storage closets throughout. Two additional bedrooms, two full bathrooms, and a flexible bedroom/study round out this thoughtful floor plan.

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House Plan The Oscar
House Plan The Oscar
  • 2370Total Sq. Ft.
  • 3Bedrooms
  • 2.5Bathrooms
  • 2Stories

The storybook exterior features a front facing garage that is ideal for narrower lots. The arched garage bays add character to the whimsical exterior. This home enjoys a spacious single dining area while the kitchen is multi-functional with a center cook-top island and bar seating for casual eating and gathering. Two additional bedrooms are found upstairs, and are separated by a loft for privacy.

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House Plan The Leland
House Plan The Leland
  • 2932Total Sq. Ft.
  • 5Bedrooms
  • 4.5Bathrooms
  • 2Stories

At home on a narrow-lot, The Leland is fifty-feet wide and features a front-entry garage. This two-story home makes a lasting first impression with multiple gables that draw the eye upward. A metal accent roof and columned front porch complement this low-maintenance exterior. An open dining space flows nicely into the exceptionally spacious island kitchen. The great room facilitates relaxation with a fireplace and views to the rear, while multiple doors access the skylight-topped porch. Additionally, a mud room, utility room, and various closets create a multi-function work station to keep busy families organized and on-task. The master suite is upstairs with over-sized walk-in closets and a luxurious bathroom. Find three additional bedrooms upstairs and a bedroom/study, convenient for guests, on the first floor.

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House Plan The Maxwell
House Plan The Maxwell
  • 2763Total Sq. Ft.
  • 4Bedrooms
  • 4.5Bathrooms
  • 1.5Stories

This modern farmhouse boasts a narrow footprint and front entry garage to easily fit on smaller lots. The open floor plan is thoughtfully arranged with an angled island kitchen overlooking the great room and a single dining space to the rear. A spacious master suite and bedroom/study with private bathroom are downstairs while two additional bedrooms, a full bathroom and oversized bonus room complete the second floor.

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House Plan The Cline
House Plan The Cline
  • 1986Total Sq. Ft.
  • 3Bedrooms
  • 2Bathrooms
  • 1Stories

This front porch is accented with an arched gable and tapered columns frame each side. Inside, the kitchen is positioned for front views with a window over the sink. A walk-in pantry, bar with sink, spacious utility room with side entry porch, and abundant storage will appeal to the modern homeowner. The dining room and master bedroom open to a grand screened porch with skylights and a fireplace.

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House Plan The Courtney
House Plan The Courtney
  • 1859Total Sq. Ft.
  • 3Bedrooms
  • 2.5Bathrooms
  • 1.5Stories

This classic cottage home plan offers maximum comfort for its economic design and narrow lot width. A cozy front porch invites relaxation, while twin dormers and a gabled garage provide substantial curb appeal. The foyer features a generous coat closet and a niche for displaying collectibles. The great room gains drama from two clerestory dormers and a balcony that overlooks the room from the second floor. With plenty of space for more than one cook, the kitchen services both dining room and great room with ease. Topped by an elegant tray ceiling, the home plan's first floor master suite enjoys a private bath and walk-in closet, while the upstairs bedrooms and bonus room share a hall bath with linen closet.

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House Plan The Waldorf
House Plan The Waldorf
  • 2251Total Sq. Ft.
  • 4Bedrooms
  • 3Bathrooms
  • 1Stories

This storybook exterior will enchant onlookers from the first glance. A stucco and stone exterior complements an arched front entry. The cozy great room enjoys a coffered ceiling and a fireplace flanked by bookshelves. The rear screened porch brings in an abundance of natural light with its cathedral ceiling and skylights. A gourmet kitchen centers around an island with prep sink and a large pantry is nearby for storage. An art niche adorns the hallway leading to the master suite while a tray ceiling and curved wall of windows add visual space. The luxury master bath enjoys a walk-in closet, linen storage, dual vanities, a walk-in shower, and soaking bathtub. Three additional bedrooms along with two full baths are perfect for children and guests, as well as a home office. The two-car garage keeps outdoor equipment organized with a storage closet.

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House Plan The Orwell
House Plan The Orwell
  • 2219Total Sq. Ft.
  • 3Bedrooms
  • 2.5Bathrooms
  • 1Stories

The Orwell is lovingly designed with special features throughout. Arches and columns create a welcoming exterior presence. The interior is classic, with a formal dining room, butler's pantry and a breakfast nook. A powder room is conveniently located for guests and a large utility room will accommodate every need. A pocket office is a hidden gem with a sun tunnel bringing in natural light.

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House Plan The Wynette
House Plan The Wynette
  • 1986Total Sq. Ft.
  • 3Bedrooms
  • 2.5Bathrooms
  • 1Stories

A metal accent roof and twin dormers top this rustic ranch with courtyard garage. A classic dining room serves as a focal point for this design with a tray ceiling and columns framing the space. The island kitchen and breakfast nook are flooded with natural light from surrounding windows and the great room opens to a sprawling rear deck. Enjoy a spacious study or optional third bedroom layout.




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