A little cottage on Cottage Street

Sunday, January 15, 2012

This cute, quaint little cottage is aptly located on Cottage Street (they get really original here in Houston).  I'd like to pose a question to y'all though.   Why is it that builders don't separate the family room and kitchen layouts like they used to in the 1920s?  Sometimes when you're cooking, you don't want the food smell to seep into every room.  The owners of the house are able to tie in the two rooms effectively with the matching cabinets.  With these older homes, it's easy for them to feel tight and cluttered but the storage system hides the mess in a classy way.  The house is little, less than 1,400 square feet, but has a large front and back deck and also lets in plenty of light in the bedrooms and living areas.  The house has the original woodburning fireplace and wood floors.

PS - I'm currently in the market for a dining room set - can anyone tell me what type of chairs those are?











13 comments:

  1. Oh my goodness this is so GORGEOUS! Love everything about this house. It's adorable. <3

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  2. nice, this would make a great vacation home!!

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  3. This home does have a great layout. The chairs look like they are Scandinavian Modern (modeled after wither Wegner or Wohlert). (see Ikea's Bojne chair)

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  4. Adorable!! I love the idea of the bookshelves built into the walls around the fire place. Putting that on my check list for my future home :)

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  5. I've seen those chairs in CB2 catalogs. And as for older houses, as someone who lives in a house built in 1912, I ask: WHY can't they be all open like modern layouts so when I cook I can see my guests? Shoe's always on the other foot.

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  6. I absolutely adore wee cottages. So much character!

    As for the layout, I really think an open floor plan is the way to go--at least for me. I've found no matter how small my kitchen is, people tend to congregate there! :)

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  7. I LOVE this house and I love the Heights... but I don't love the small square footage compared to the cost of living! *sigh* I think we actually saw this house on the market back when we were looking for a house! I still love it!

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  8. hmm, I have no idea about the chairs, but they look great.

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  9. OOh thanks so much for the house tour, It looks really comfy and modern at the same time. And I like how it's a cottage on Cottage street. How appropriate..hehe. Nice post and sorry, I'm not too familiar with home design so I don't know what kind of chairs those are, but I really like them!

    Thanks for stoppin by Rooth :)
    xoDale
    http://www.savvyspice.net/

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  10. Rooth, I am in LOVE with this house.

    My favorite part? The front porch swing!!

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  11. this house is a great space...openness, so much light. great find.

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