Check out This Old House magazine’s first built-from-the-ground-up Idea House. They describe it as a “storybook cottage with Craftsman-style charm that puts a fresh spin on classic American house style.” Take a look…
The Idea House at Cloudland Station in Georgia:
The house has a steeply pitched roof and a generous wraparound porch:
The siding color is Olympic Paint’s “Chinese Porcelain,” and the front door is “Asparagus.”
TOH says, “An open floor plan, a flexible layout, and a wraparound porch maximize space indoors and out.”
“The loft is accessed via a ladder-step stairway of reclaimed barn wood. A sliding barn door on the hall bath eliminates a space-hogging door swing.”
The cabinets were painted in Olympic’s Castile. Reclaimed chestnut was used to create a butcher block top for the island.
Mud Room & Laundry:
First floor plan:
TOH says, “The porch, a generous 10 feet deep on two sides, accommodates multiple seating areas to extend living space. Interior Designer Yvonne McFadden chose furniture, including a pair of all-weather wicker sofas, to suit family life as well as entertaining.”
The Idea House at Cloudland Station is part of a Southern Living-inspired community in Chickamauga, Georgia.
What do you think? Did their Idea House give you any ideas? For more information, visit This Old House (photography credit: Deborah Whitlaw Llewellyn).