Welcome to the 368th Metamorphosis Monday!
Recently I shared a delightful cottage that would be perfect for us empty nesters who are thinking of metamorphosing or downsizing to a “just-the-right-size” house.
Today I’m excited to share another cottage that’s just as wonderful, if not more so. As much as I loved the other one, I think I like the layout and design of this one even more than the previous one I shared.
As you can see, this sweet cottage has a front porch, too. A front porch is pretty much a must-have in my book. They add so much to the appearance of a home and are perfect for enjoying during lovely spring/summer/fall evenings.
This cottage also has an adorable Dutch door, only this time it’s painted red. Love the flower boxes!
Can you just imagine sitting here in the evenings, sipping a glass of ice tea or wine with your neighbors and friends.
The reason I like this layout even better than the one we saw in the other cottage we toured is because the front door opens up into the living room, where in the previous cottage it opened up more into the dining space. You can see and read more about the other adorable cottage here: Cottage Living for Young Couples or Empty Nesters
This home also has lots of windows and skylights just like the previous cottage. I love all the light coming in and it really makes the homes feel a lot bigger.
The kitchen is a nice size, not too small. I’m not a big fan of open shelving, prefer cabinets with glass doors, but if you enjoy open shelving, those would fit nicely where the two cabinets are on either side of the sink.
The breakfast/dining room is one of my favorite rooms in this home. I absolutely love all these windows! Raise the windows and it would almost feel like eating out on a screened-in porch!
Let’s go upstairs and check out the bedrooms. Here’s a view looking down from the loft.
The loft is the perfect spot to tuck away a desk or maybe create a reading nook with a cozy chair and a small side table and lamp.
This may be the master bedroom since it has its own deck. Great place to enjoy a cup of coffee each morning!
I love the paneled doors, they look a lot like the doors in my son and daughter-in-law’s 1930’s home. I’ll link to my son’s home at the end of this post in case you want to see how the interior doors looked in homes built during that time. Note how the sliding closet doors are the same style. I wonder if that’s a closet on the other wall to the right, or maybe that leads to the bath.
This home has 1.75 baths. I guess that means one bath doesn’t have a tub, but probably has a shower. Not sure if this bath is downstairs or up.
Here’s the second bedroom…love the slanted ceiling and all the windows!
This may be the .75 bath since it appears to have a shower but no tub.
Love a cottage home? Check out designer, Sarah Richardson’s seaside cottage in this post: Sarah Richardson’s Beautiful Island Summer House
Love old house charm? In this previous post, I shared some of the wonderful features I discovered during my first visit to my son and dil’s 1930’s home: Charming Features of Older Homes
Looking forward to all the wonderful Before and Afters for this Metamorphosis Monday!
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