Florence Cottage (5066)
ABOUT THE Florence Cottage (5066)
Designed as a winter retreat, the Florence Cottage's homeowners were specific about wanting a country ambiance. In order to achieve this look, they used pine board and batten siding, arched top windows, stone veneer at the entry, and elegant steeply pitched roofs.
Once through the custom arched door, you enter a cathedral space with stairs to the left, a timber framed balcony overhead, and lavatory and coatroom to the right. Beyond is the living room, which features a stone fireplace and massive window wall facing the view to the east. Between the dining room and sun porch is a beautiful, two-sided fireplace.
Tucked off the living room is a room for reading and watching television. It includes built-in cabinets and a large window seat, perfect for curling up with your favorite book. The Florence has a master bedroom on the first floor, which boasts its own bathroom and walk-in closet.
Upstairs is a balcony overlooking the living room and entryway along with two bedrooms. A full bath is shared with an artist’s studio over the two-car garage. The studio has three dormers and a large arched double window at the west gable end to provide natural light. It is separated from the rest of the house by a door and has both a sink and work counter at one end and built-in storage along the eaves.