Cottages For Sale in Charleston SC
A cottage is a type of small house that can fit any number of architectural styles and house designs. The definition of a cottage varies among cultures, but a cottage tends to be a small, cozy home in the countryside—often a summer home or vacation home.
Most cottage-style houses are single-story, but multi-story houses can also be referred to as cottages, depending on the context. The word "cottage" traces back to the Middle Ages, where it was adapted from the Latin word cotagium.
Asymmetrical Design: Generally, most cottages feature a design that is asymmetrical with often a chimney being rather prominent in the exterior and interior of the home. A porch is also typically part of the design. These elements add to the cozy and charming feel.
Smaller Footprint: Cottages are generally homes with under 2,000 square feet – and often much less than that. They have from one to three bedrooms. The living room or hearth room is typically the center of the home with a fireplace as the main feature. The dining area is often a part of this central living space
Advantages and Disadvantages
- Cozy and comfortable feel
- Small building easy to maintain and control the temperature
- Often come with porches or patios to enjoy the outdoors
- The rooms are usually small
- Not suitable for a big family