Back-entry style This informal back entrance, which leads inside from a garden, has the feel of an old European cottage. Unusual decorative touches, such as the wall-hung wooden rake, pitchfork and sifter, echo the rustic textures in the flagstone steps and wood beam.

Choose Materials that Build Character – Our New Favorite 800-Square-Foot Cottage That You Can Have Too – Southernliving. Ingram says an important element in achieving this historic look was the use of antique brick for the homes front walkway, foundation piers, and back patio, which masons laid in an imperfect pattern for added character. A metal roof nods to the rural architecture of the area, but smooth shiplap in the gable gives a dressier contrast to the rest of the exteriors layered lap

Exterior Charm – Our New Favorite 800-Square-Foot Cottage That You Can Have Too – Southernliving. To manage the homes tiny footprint, Ingram was meticulous with scale. When designing little homes, you run the risk of them looking like playhouses unless you take the proportions really seriously, he says. So he played to a grander scale wherever he could, including the size of the windows and the front-and-center positioning of the porch. From there, it was a matter of adding classic Southern