Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Cute Houses!

I know I've written about my dream house before. One of the attributes of my dream house that is quite different from many people's dream house is its size. I want a small house. Not small like 2,500 sq. ft., but small like 1,800 sq. ft. Currently, I live in a less than 1,200 sq. ft. apartment and it works just fine. But it would be nice to have a slightly bigger kitchen and an office.

Small houses/apartments are so cool because they use less energy, are less expensive, and take less time to clean! Several months ago, I was looking at some really nice plans from Ross Chapin Archtects. Over the weekend, I looked at these again, and thought I would share a few of these beautiful houses with you.

The Songbird House (how cool is that name?) is 1,525 sq. ft. It has a cute built-in reading nook and awesome hardwood floors (all of these models do).

The Plumrose House is 1,635 sq. ft. and is just enchanting. It has one of my favorite features, which is a laundry room as well as built-in bookshelves. These architects are really creative when it comes to using space, which is how they are able to keep the square footage down.

Pears and Cherries is my favorite cottage. At 1,061 sq. ft. it might be a tad snug for our family, but it is so cute! I especially love the built-in kitchen table and benches.

See more cute houses here.


Anonymous said...

I agree with you - I would rather have a cozy bungalow than a McMansion any day! Btw...if you're looking for a cozy home, there are a lot of them just waiting for you and Todd in Northern Virginia! : )


Tabita said...


Anonymous said...

all of those houses are so cute! I love to look at the floor plans, there very helpful! thanks

elena said...

these are just so adorable! I love small houses! My father has a small wooden house in the countryside and we go there every summer. It's my favourite part of the holidays