The small house plan designs profiled here come from two specialty firms in the northeastern United States. "New old homes" from Catskill Farms in Upstate New York and Pennsylvania-based Woodhouse Timber Frame Company blend present-day planning and convenience with old fashioned charm!
"Farmhouse 8" (below) is a two story New England cottage from Catskill Farms. The 1,600 square foot design features a symmetrical facade with double hung windows and a full width porch.
Clad with wood siding, the cross gable cottage is anchored to its site by a large chimney. A small porch frames the service entrance in back.
Level 1 (below left) features an open floor plan with adjoining dining and living rooms warmed by a cozy hearth. Just beyond is the kitchen which, in turn, leads to the back porch. A powder room is located off the rear entrance hall. Directly opposite is another room that can serve as a pantry, laundry or storage area.
The upper level (below right) houses three bedrooms -- each of which provides a perfect place to snuggle under a warm blanket, sip hot cider, read a book, meditate, or watch a movie while the winter winds blow through the trees. A full bath completes this level.
At just under 1,600 square feet, this small house plan from Catskill Farms packs a great deal of functionality and comfort into a fairly compact footprint. Through-the-cornice dormers echo the detailing of the front facing gable at right. A shed roof extends over the deep front porch.
While the exterior communicates the virtues of more than a century past, the interior espouses the virtues of the here and now. The main area of the first floor is an open space, combining the dining, cooking, and living areas -- perfect for quiet nights in, or festive gatherings with friends that spill out onto the large rear deck. Off to one side of the main living area is a master bedroom suite and a 3/4 bath.
An open staircase rises to a landing with views of the stone paved foyer below. A spacious corridor at the top of the stairs leads to two bedrooms, a full bath and linen closet -- all cozily nestled under the sheltering eaves of the roof.
Available from the Woodhouse Timber Frame Company, this 1,600 square foot barn home resembles a stable or western horse barn on the outside . . . with a central block flanked by lean-tos clad with boards and battens. The interior, however, offers all the warmth, comfort, and modern amenities required for human habitation.
"PrairieView" Small Barn Home
Sheltered by a metal shed roof, the entry door opens to a center hall flanked by a staircase (left) and coat closet with bi-fold doors (right). The kitchen, which may be accessed from the hall, opens to a spacious living and dining area nearly 30 feet in length along the back of the home. French doors open onto a large outdoor deck from the dining area. Two bedrooms and a full bath occupy the space at left.
Atop the stairs on Level 2, a generously sized loft -- ideal for a study or library -- is lit by windows on three sides. The master bedroom suite, accessed from the loft, includes a window seat flanked by closets. A full bathroom completes the master suite.
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