This two-story cottage features a courtyard entry garage with a third, golf cart bay!


A sweeping gable highlights this two-story cottage house plan. The formal living spaces are open with a staircase separating them from the hearth and breakfast rooms. An e-space, butler’s pantry, mud and utility rooms are all near a two-car garage with golf cart bay. Upstairs are two bedrooms with private baths and a bunus room with dormer window and walk-in storage.

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Cottage Exterior Rendering - House Plan Design #1363

2974 sq ft, 4 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms

First Floor Plan - House Plan Design #1363

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Second Floor Plan - House Plan Design #1363

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Compare to the original sketches!

House Plan Cottage Exterior - Conceptual Design #1363

Conceptual Design #1363 showcases a two-story cottage exterior with a mix of stone, shingles, and siding, with a sweeping gable and arch-topped windows. The foyer, dining room, and great room are visually separated by a single column and a change in ceiling height, and the staircase sets them apart from the hearth room and breakfast room. Every household task has its place with an efficient arrangement of the e-space, butler’s pantry, mud room, and utility room, all of which are convenient to the two-car garage with additional golf cart bay. A study/bedroom, full master suite, and outdoor living spaces complete the main level.

House Plan Main Level - Conceptual Design #1363

Upstairs, an open balcony leads to two bedrooms that each have a personal vanity while sharing a spacious Jack-and-Jill bath. There is also an oversized bonus room with skylights, large dormer window, and a walk-in storage area.
House Plan Second Level - Conceptual Design #1363

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  1. Lorna on

    On plan 1363, is the approximately 2800 square feet that is listed the first floor only, or the total square footage including the first floor, the second floor, and the rooms above the garage?

  2. Mae on

    This is just the plan I’ve been looking for! I would agree with the other comments and change the garage entry to the front, also the change the mudroom to a powder room. My dream plan also includes a tiny wet bar at the back of the stair return (between the two living spaces) and I’d switch the stove so I can grow a few herbs in a window over the sink.

    Do you know the front to back / height dimensions and when you expect it will be ready for prime time?

  3. Charlene Shabi on

    Thank you for designing a narrow lot plan! This one is the perfect size. And the Butler’s Pantry is perfectly situated between the Kitchen and Dining Room – something that has been difficult to find with a narrow plan. A garage on the front of the house is typically not my favorite but you have managed to design a beautiful layout that still showcases the front of the house. I’m planning the last move of my life and looking to downsize but also need room for the family to come home so this would work beautifully. The only change I see for me would be to turn the Hearth Room and the Screen porch into the study/library and where you have the study now, I would make that the second bedroom. I hope you publish this plan soon.

  4. Phil on

    I’m very interested in the plan but, like others, I’d prefer the garage to at the very least to have doors on the opposite side and, if possible, to create an exterior man-door for better access to the mudroom through the garage without opening an overhead door. On the upstairs bath, I’d rather have one bath accessible from the hall outside both bedrooms but wouldn’t want to lose the window in the bathroom. I’m assuming this could easily be built as a basement plan with a stairway in the current storage area. I look forward to seeing the completed elevations, especially the rear rendering. Is there a way to save a conceptual plan in our “favorites”? And why has no one yet offered CAD walk-through possibilities on-line? It seems you must be working in a technology that could easily provide that capability. My money will go to the first good designer that offers the consumer that tool! Thanks. I do find this plan interesting enough to engage in a conversation.

  5. Alan on

    I love the cottage look but I never like homes that have the garage/driveway at the front door. I realize that many want/like a narrow lot design but to me the garage is one of the least-appealing things in a home and should not compete with the focal point (the home’s entrance). A more traditional layout, with the cottage features, would be very interesting to me and I hope you’ll expand your designs with more of this type.

  6. Sharon on

    I love your plans and have saved my favorites for years. There are two things I’d like to see in THIS plan: (1) a half-bath near the kitchen and garage. (I have a husband who works in a shop and outside a lot and I wouldn’t want him traipsing through the house to the bathroom and it would be convenient for me when I’m working in the kitchen and/or doing laundry. (2) I’d like a true jack and jill bathroom upstairs with direct access from both bedrooms.

  7. Mrs. Olga Taylor on

    We’ve been looking for a Cottage plan for quite some time that has a European feel to it to build in the mountains. The coziness of the Hearth Room means a lot to us. However, as with most plans, personal modifications would need to be done.
    Is it possible for the garage entrance to be on the opposite side
    that is now being shown? That would save the natural aspect
    of the land without pouring too much cement. The screen porch would be a “sun room” and redesigning the 3 doors shown in the study/bedroom area so that there would not be
    doors upon doors. Plus that room in particular gave me the feeling of too much confinement.
    Other than that, the exterior is charming.
    Thank you.

    • Emily on

      Hi Mrs. Taylor,

      This plan will be charming in a mountain setting! Yes, it should be possible to make the garage a side-entry, or you can have the entire plan reversed to suit your lot. Converting screen porches to sunrooms is also a common request! You can learn more about our in-house modifications and request an estimate for these changes here. Just select “Conceptual Plan” from the first drop down list and mention the plan number in the “description” field.

  8. Dawn on

    Any chance that the garage can be at an angle and instead of having a second floor there be a walk out lower level? There are not many designs with a narrower floor plan and a lower level. We are unique as we have an eagle to deal with on this particular lot.

    • Emily on

      Hi Lee,

      The estimated width on this plan is 51’8″, which may change slightly upon completion.
      We can reverse it for you – there is an extra charge of $165-$195 (depending on the final price of the design), and it takes approximately 2 weeks to complete.

      At this point, we still don’t have a completion date scheduled for this plan, but if you are certain this is The One, you can place an order for it and we will start production.
      Give us a call at 1-(800)-388-7580 and we can take your order and give you an estimated completion date!

      • Lee Richardson on

        Thank you Emily! The more narrow the better…We are working with a unique lot. When you have a back view, could you let me know? This plan really seems to have everything we want and more.

        Thanks again


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