Home Plan Detail

Pepin Cottage

By: Michael J. Eckhardt


Square Footage

Total living area: 3124'
Basement: 0'
Main Level:1538'
Footprint: 46' 0" W x 32' 0" D


Bedrooms: 3
Bathrooms: 3.5
Master suite location: Main Floor


Levels: 1
Parking: Garage
Number of car stalls: 2
Modifiable to:
Crawlspace, Pier, Slab
Lot type(s): Sloping
Modifiable to:
All others


  • Mud Room
  • Family Room
  • Fireplace
  • Wine Cellar
  • Screened Porch
  • Large Utility Room


This charming cottage was originally designed for a lot that slopes to the rear, so it has a lower floor that was built as a partial basement. It has pitched roofs, wood shingle exterior siding, and stone veneer accents, and would sit well on a variety of sites. From the street side, the house looks to be one level, but the back of the house has both levels open to the daylight.

As you enter the foyer there is a stairwell on the right that goes to the lower level, and an open living space straight ahead. To the left is a hallway that leads to a powder room, a walk–in pantry, and through the mudroom to the 2–car garage. In keeping with contemporary design, the living spaces are completely open to each other. The rear wall is lined with windows for natural light and views. The compact kitchen includes a center island with double sinks, and the dining area has a door leading to a screened porch. And the living area has a large fireplace that can be seen from the dining area and the kitchen. All of these spaces, along with the foyer, have ceilings that vault to a spacious–feeling 12'.

A door next to the fireplace leads to the master suite. The master bedroom has a 10'6" flat tray ceiling, windows facing rear and to the side, and a walk–in closet. The master bath has both a soaking tub and a shower, two sinks, and a private toilet.

The stairs to the lower level bring you to a large and open family room with sliding glass doors leading to the rear lawn. It is flanked on either side by two bedrooms, each of which has its own full bath. The laundry room and the utilities are located on this level, as is a wine cellar.

Floor Plans