Small Cottage House Plans with Modern Open Layouts

Small Cottage House Plans with Modern Open Layouts

By Gabby Torrenti

This collection of homes features small, cottage-inspired plans with open layouts that make your space feel both easy-to-navigate and larger than it is. With effortless flow thanks to open floor plans and the undeniable charm that cottage designs provide, there’s lots to love in this selection of plans. Plus, modern elements make for optimal convenience and truly allow you to experience the benefits of both classic design and modern luxury.

Modern Two-Story CottageModern Two-Story Cottage 25-4922 - Front ExteriorModern Two-Story Cottage 25-4922 - Main Floor PlanModern Two-Story Cottage 25-4922 - Upper Floor Plan

This 1,878-square-foot cottage features four bedrooms, two bathrooms, and plenty of open living space spread across two floors. The main-level entrance opens to the home’s kitchen, which is bordered by a bright dining area and a sitting area with a built-in fireplace. Behind this space, the primary suite features its own walk-in closet and easy access to a full bathroom with double sinks. A porch at the rear creates a perfect locale for relaxing outdoors with friends and family, too.

Upstairs, a loft area is open to the main-level great room, creating effortless flow between floors and making this home feel instantly luxe. Three more bedrooms on this level create lots of space for guests, children, or those working from home who seek the convenience of a home office. Each room features a sizable closet, while a full bathroom with double sinks is nearby.

Open-Concept, Two-Bedroom CottageOpen-Concept Two-Bedroom Cottage 909-3 - Front ExteriorOpen-Concept Two-Bedroom Cottage 909-3 - Main Floor PlanOpen-Concept Two-Bedroom Cottage 909-3 - Upper Floor PlanOpen-Concept Two-Bedroom Cottage 909-3 - Optional Finished Basement Floor Plan

With just 1,203 square feet of living space, an open floor plan helps each floor of this modern cottage feel larger than it is. On the main level, a porch opens into a welcoming front foyer, with the kitchen located just around the corner. The dining room and living room blend together, making a perfect space to relax with friends. Upstairs, two nearly identical bedrooms sit on either side of a full bathroom with double sinks, while a laundry closet and linen storage add utility in the hall. On the lowest level, you can finish the basement to add another bedroom with a walk-in closet, a full bathroom, and a large family room.

Contemporary CottageContemporary Cottage 23-2312 - Front ExteriorContemporary Cottage 23-2312 - Main Floor PlanContemporary Cottage 23-2312 - Upper Floor Plan

Through the front door of this modern cottage, the great room with a built-in fireplace greets you, with the dining room and kitchen each just steps away. On this level, the primary suite gives homeowners their own space to relax, including a bathroom with double sinks. An additional powder room with a washer and dryer completes this level, adding a convenient space for guests to freshen up. Upstairs, a little reading zone is located just at the top of the stairs, with bedrooms sitting on either side. Each room includes a closet for simple storage, while a bathroom with a separate shower and tub can be used by the occupants of both bedrooms.

Modern Tiny HomeModern Tiny Home 57-489 - Front ExteriorModern Tiny Home 57-489 - Main Floor Plan

With a spacious deck opening this home and 784 square feet of living space sit inside, this little house design makes indoor-outdoor living easy. This plan is perfect for those looking to downsize or a couple searching for an easy-to-navigate space, thanks to the single-story design. Through the front door, the living room sits at the front of the home, with large windows that let in endless natural light. The kitchen sits to the right, with a space-saving design that does not impede on the main living area. Three bedrooms are situated on the opposite side of the living room, including lots of closet space and a full bathroom that’s easily accessible from the main living space, too. Sloped ceilings throughout and ample outdoor living space, coupled with an open interior flow, provide the perfect synergy between cottage living and modern design.
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