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:
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?
Catch you back here tomorrow!