Home Plan Detail

Narrow Lot Cottage

By: Michael J. Eckhardt


Square Footage

Total living area: 1755'
Basement: 2717'
Main Level:1755'
Footprint: 31' 0" W x 58' 0" D


Bedrooms: 2
Bathrooms: 2.0
Master suite location: Main Floor


Levels: 1
Modifiable to:
Crawlspace, Pier, Slab
Lot type(s):
Modifiable to:
Modifiable to:
All others


  • Vaulted Ceilings
  • Mudroom
  • Fireplace
  • Side Entry
  • Open Plan
  • Optional Basement Plan


After coming off of the covered front porch, you enter a spacious and open living area. The ceiling in the living room angles sharply up from 9' at the room's edges to a flat 11'. A niche on one wall accommodates a fireplace next to a built–in for media. The room is open to the dining and kitchen spaces, creating an open and flexible environment. The kitchen features a useful "L" shaped counter with a raised eating or serving counter between it and the dining and living rooms. As you go down the hall, you pass a bedroom on your left, and a mudroom and a full bath on your right, before entering the master suite. The mudroom has a long coat closet and a niche for a bench, and provides access to the lower level as well as to the side yard. The master bedroom features a vaulted ceiling just like the one in the living room, a huge walk– in closet with a conveniently located washer and dryer, and sliding glass doors to a rear deck. The master bath has room for both a whirlpool tub and a large shower, a private toilet in the shower area, and two sinks.

Since the original home was built with a full basement underground, light wells were included to bring in light and natural ventilation to the lower level. On a sloped lot, this could easily be a walk– out basement. A large family room provides additional space for relaxing and entertaining. A bedroom with a full bath across the hall, and a utility/storage room, are also located on this (optional) lower level, with room left over for another bedroom suite or an office that could otherwise just be used for storage.

Floor Plans