House Plan: Low Country Beach House – Plan W44091TD by Architectural Designs

Low Country Beach House [image]
Low Country Beach House
This is a neat house plan if you had a great water view… Perfect for the Charleston area, but would be great anywhere there is water! This home is 2,621 square feet…


As you can see by the sliding door system, this plan optimizes the use of windows to capture the view. That feature coupled with the wonderful deep porches makes this quite the perfect home… and if that isn’t enough, if this plan is a bit too large for your needs, they have created another plan that is a bit smaller and it’s fabulous! Plan W44116TD: Low Country Beach House (1,581 square feet) – personally, I would go for this one!


One good thing about this plan is it offers a space for everyone to spread out and have their own quiet time. A nice feature!  From Architectural Designs:

Video Tour: Fly around this house plan in a 32 second You Tube videoWhat a novel concept!

Catch you back here tomorrow!

My post from a year ago…  Featured Artist… Jane Chapin!

My post from two years ago…  Quick and easy macaroni salad, perfect for a warm summer day!

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House Plan Thursday: Nautical Cottage (SL-224)…

Nautical Cottage (SL-224)  A Southern Living House Plan by Architect Scott Ziegler
Nautical Cottage (SL-224)
A Southern Living House Plan by Architect Scott Ziegler

This is a great house to have nestled in the trees… of course I always think about a view of the water, a definite bonus! This plan has porches on three sides, one screened and two are open… what a luxury to sit on such a fabulous porch! The Nautical Cottage is 1,315 square feet. Pretty small in square footage, but space is used wisely! You have to keep in mind all the outdoor space you get from the porches… that adds a lot of living space, just not heated space.

Now lets check out the main floor of this sweet cottage:

Nautical Cottage SL-224 - {Image}
Nautical Cottage SL-224 – {Image}

My first thought is… that I would switch the kitchen and the living room… I would want the kitchen sink about where the fireplace is, so I can eat a cookie wash dishes and look out my window over the sink. I love my kitchen window (great view down the street) and it would be hard to give up! It seems easy enough to flip the living room and fireplace to the other side of the room (being the expert that I am)… that way, maybe there could also be a fireplace on the outside? A house in our neighborhood was built like that, and it’s quite charming! How nice to curl up with a book in a comfy chair, OUTSIDE, in front of a fire?! I love a screened porch for the buggy time of year!

If I ever start painting again, I would make one of the downstairs bedrooms into a studio, it’s also a room the dreadmill treadmill could hang out in, always a thought!

I think I would also make this upstairs loft space into a closed off storage area. How about you? What would you do?

Nautical Cottage SL-224 - {Image}
Nautical Cottage SL-224 – {Image}

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House Plan Thursday: Artist Studio Cottage by John Tee!

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Artist Studio Cottage –

The Artist Studio Cottage… This is a great one floor plan with 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom, a fireplace and 760 square feet – perfect for an artist’s studio! It really is a neat plan, even if you aren’t an artist! Oh to plop this on a sweet little lot somewhere… what a dream, huh?! Along with it, you could even have a little garage with an upstairs studio/guest room. That way other artists could come and visit and have their own space. John Tee (architect) has a nice website and so many different plans. This one is a favorite (if you super downsize, or live alone), this is plenty. So whatcha think??! Storage is my only concern… I guess you just learn to live with less OR you bump out that closet wall and make it much bigger. We’re pretty good about cleaning out closets and donating items… but this would take a lot more donating… a sweet happy place nonetheless!

Artist Studio Cottage by
Artist Studio Cottage by

Check them out, they have some great plans! Click on the link to the plan to see the different roof options… love them all! Catch you back here tomorrow!