Southern Living Cottage of the Year

saltnpeppaFebruary 9, 2014

I am in the beginning stages of thinking about building a home. We have 10 acres in the country in Tennessee. I want a simple home, easy to upkeep, open greatroom, dining and kitchen with some rustic elements: brick floors, rustic beams, pecky cypress, etc.
Any feedback on this plan?
Thanks in advance,

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i've always liked this plan too love the room sizes and
the main house is sort of cabinish
it might be sort of expensive to build

couldn't talk my husband into "two buildings"

    Bookmark   February 9, 2014 at 4:01PM
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It is easier for people if some of the images are included in the thread.

    Bookmark   February 9, 2014 at 5:15PM
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I too have loved this plan since I first saw it, for a vacation home in the Keys maybe, or a summer retreat for the barrier islands off the Carolinas. But for a year round home in Tennessee I think that it would be a bit chilly to have the master and the guest quarters separated from the main living area by nothing more than breezeways and porches.

    Bookmark   February 11, 2014 at 3:10PM
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Beth Parsons

I drive past this house almost every day taking the kids to school - I've never been inside but the exterior is adorable. I know someone who worked for the former owners and she loved the interior layout.

It looks like they made a few minor changes but it's the same floorplan as the one in the OP. Don't know where you are in TN but this is in Smyrna, about 30 miles outside Nashville and you could probably build it for $100/sq ft.

Here is a link that might be useful: Rocky Fork House

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    Bookmark   February 12, 2014 at 5:15PM
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Beth Parsons

Dbl post.

This post was edited by parsonse on Wed, Feb 12, 14 at 20:48

    Bookmark   February 12, 2014 at 5:18PM
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Thank you so much for posting the pics, Dekeoboe!! I used to post on the decorating forum but have forgotten how to post pics.
Mlweaving, the vestible to the MB is enclosed & I would've enlarged it to increase the laundry.
Parsonse, I really appreciate the link to a similar house.

My DH thinks the roof lines would increase the cost too much so he has found this plan. I'm going to link and then figure out how to post pics!! Any thoughts on this plan are so appreciated.

Here is a link that might be useful: Farmhouse Revival

    Bookmark   February 28, 2014 at 9:03PM
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Scooby - I love the exterior of that house, but other than the Master bath, the interior isn't doing a thing for me. The layout is really awkward.


    Bookmark   February 28, 2014 at 9:37PM
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I am partial to both plans as I must admit to being a sucker for porches and subscribing to SL. On the "Cottage of the Year" I prefer the gabled main roof version in the real estate listing. I agree with lmcarly that something about the interior of the "Farmhouse" seems a bit odd -- those quirks make more sense in a remodel (which I believe that was) than when you're starting new. I'm a big fan of work by the Historical Concepts firm generally though.

    Bookmark   March 1, 2014 at 12:43AM
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The upstairs bath bothers me ... you have the tub and toilet in the same compartment. I'd make that area smaller, as a bath-only area, and have two "powder rooms".

The pavilion style is trendy, but you drive up heating, cooling and construction costs because of the extra wall area.

    Bookmark   March 1, 2014 at 9:18AM
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