This large bedroom, which opens onto a courtyard area, includes a private eating and cooking area and bathroom. Wooden ceiling beams and blue and white details give the space a charming cottage atmosphere.
A covered back porch leads to an enclosed pool deck outside of this charming contemporary cottage. A row of bright blue chaise chairs make this private outdoor space an ideal spot to entertain or just relax in the sun.
Built as a caretaker's cottage on a Connecticut horse farm, this home now serves as a guest cottage, Airbnb rental and a private retreat for the property owner. Rust red exterior paint gives the house a subdued touch of color for an updated take on traditional barn red.
Classic Tudor construction gives this secluded, luxurious home - tucked into the woods in California's Lake Arrowhead community - a cozy, cottage feel and storybook warmth. The 4.5-acre property includes the 6,700-square-foot main house and a 3,200-square-foot guest house.
With awe-inspiring vistas all around, it’s no surprise most accommodations and private homes are designed with indoor/outdoor living in mind. Large decks and windows with unencumbered views make sense here. Even the cottage’s sauna has a spectacular view.
The Norwegian lifestyle is laid back and low-maintenance, preferring a more natural approach. There’s no need for stain when the sealed wood weathers to a lovely silver-gray patina over time. And cottage guests love stepping out onto their own private deck in the mornings with coffee.
The charming courtyard behind Smithfield Cottage features a trellis adorned with jasmine, a Philippe Starck gnome for a cheeky nod to the garden gnome tradition and a long, communal wooden table where guests can congregate in this private, shady oasis. The Astroturf backyard means lower maintenance and a more sustainable design.
A rose trellis on the arched front gate ushers visitors into the lush and colorful garden pathway to this remodeled, private country cottage. Nestled on nearly a quarter of an acre, the home has three bedrooms, two bathrooms and a detached art studio and is approximately 2,127 square feet.