From the Cottage Plan Series Key
West Cottage House Plans
As a 2 story home - 1840 sf enclosed - 3
Bedrooms - 2.5 Baths
As a 2 Story + Attic home - 2220 sf enclosed - 4
Bedrooms - Den - 3.5 Baths
The Duval Street Cottage House Plans .....
This Key West Cottage is named after
the main Street in Key West but the style is found throughout the coastal
port cities of the Ante Bellum South. It is typical of Key West, New
Orleans and Savannah which were expanding during this early 19th century
period. The roots of the architecture are founded in the Greek Revival
style and the Creole French double-tiered porch. The porch dominates
visually as it did socially when the porch played an important role in
tropical Victorian life as a center for both social and domestic activity.
You can find out more about the history of coastal Southern architecture in
of Caribbean-Island Styles.
As it predecessors, our Cottage House Plans feature large front
and rear porches which function as a shady retreat, as well as, an
entertainment area for family and guests. The upper balconies provide
large walkout balcony space for all of the second floor bedrooms.
Operable French doors opening onto the porches provide large ventilating
openings on warm nights. These Cottage House Plans feature traditional operable
shutters, hardwood staircases and a large island kitchen. The home is detailed
with classical gingerbread rails and capitals and finished both inside and
out with multiple molding.
One feature of the house, which is not immediately apparent, is the
large usable full height attic which measures some 12' by 30' long and is
framed with delightful sloping ceiling and contains 2 full bedrooms and a
bath. The space can be finished now or later when needed and provides a
large finished floor area at very little cost. The space is ideal for
children's rooms or as a quiet retreat for office or study.
These Cottage House Plans were specifically designed for economical and
simple construction and have a minimal amount of wasted space. If you
don't need the fully finished third floor, the cottage functions very well
as a 3 bedroom 2.5 bath two story. In either case these cottage house
plans have a minimal footprint and can be built on a very small lot. These
are cottage house plans that we can
recommend for construction by an owner/builder. The extensive gingerbread,
rails, trim patterns and staircase details are simplified and explained in
our detailed plan sets and are intended to be built by any woodworker with
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Key West Cottage House Plans . The Cottage House floor plans are shown
The Duval Street Kew West Cottage House Plans