7 Reasons Why Cottage-Style Homes Are The Best Kinds Of Homes

From their quaint porches to their often-enchanting surroundings, there is just so much to love about a cottage. Let us count the ways...

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A beautiful cottage often has an even more-beautiful garden.
Cottage by Neumann Lewis & Buchanan Architects
Cedar shingles are a classic cottage detail that never goes out of style.
East Hampton by Benco Construction
Cottages often have porches, which are the ideal place to watch summer go by.
Oak Street by Witt Construction
A shorefront cottage is the ideal getaway.
Double Take by Siemasko + Verbridge
Cottages can have plenty of room for secret spaces -- like attic rooms and small balconies.
Craftsman Cottage by PatriArch Architects
A wraparound porch is also a great place to relax.
Sag Harbor by Liao Maxine Architect AIA
Shutters can make any home look adorably quaint.
Stone Ridge by Witt Construction

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