After I featured 5 versions of the Sugarberry Cottage house plan recently, a reader told me about Brittany’s, and I think it’s my favorite yet!
She built it with her husband Andy and says, “I am totally living out my dream on a little piece of land in a little white farmhouse in north Louisiana. Every day I am surrounded by my two stinky boys, crazy chickens, moody cows, and a cute little Pomeranian…and it is such a dream!”
She’s sharing her Sugarberry Cottage with us today, so take a look…
Building Their Sugarberry Cottage:
Construction began late last year. Brittany says:
We had family land and we knew we wanted to build and raise our family there, but we had no idea what we wanted. I finally clicked on the Southern Living House Plans home page, typed in all criteria for what I was looking for, and BOOM! The Sugarberry Cottage was the first thing to pop up on the screen.
I saw it, I fell in love immediately, and said, “This is it! This is our forever home!” before even looking at the floor plan.
At first he thought I was joking. This house at 1,679 heated square feet was not any bigger than the home we had just sold, and we were moving because we thought we needed more room. But it made sense. The home was beautiful, the floor plan was perfect, there was not a foot of wasted space.
The Finished Farmhouse:
It has a white metal roof and black shutters for a classic farmhouse look.
The front door and porch ceiling are painted Sherwin Williams “Watery.”
The Living Room:
Love this “real life” photo of the room with the boys in it:
They went with polished concrete floors downstairs:
“The concrete floors are so easy to clean and maintain. Everything literally wipes right up. And if something gets spilled I don’t panic about having to get it cleaned up immediately. It’s just about indestructible. We had hardwood in our previous home and it had so many scuffs, scratches, and dents from the kids and their toys. One day we will have hardwood again, but while the kids are young, concrete was the way to go for us.”
She found a vintage Magic Chef stove for it:
She posts a lot of beautiful photos on Instagram, so you should probably be following her, btw. 🙂
Knox & Madden’s Bedroom:
She added some pretty Anthropologie wallpaper to the powder room and laundry.
The Screened Porch:
The Sugarberry Cottage Floor Plan:
She says they didn’t make any major changes to the original plan.
You can read all about the Southern Living floor plan in my original post about it here.
The Front Porch View:
They Created a Cute Little “Clubhouse” for the Boys:
Even the Family Camper is Adorable:
It didn’t look nearly this cute when they bought it. See the before and after photos here.
Thanks to Brittany for sharing her farmhouse with us! I love it.
Visit her blog Duchess of York for more photos and information, and follow her on Instagram, too!
Also: Here are 5 More Sugarberry Cottages to check out.
Alie B says
What a lovely and comfortable looking home! I don’t think my house would stay clean very long if I had that much white in it, but I admire those who can manage it. I am in love with this kitchen. I want the antique butcher block island and stove….badly. The best part about the Sugarberry design is its timelessness. If we didn’t know better, this could be an old farmhouse. I love that about it. Great job, Yorks!
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Perfect in every way. I like the design of the kitchen best….not too big, not too small, easy to walk from sink to stove, stove to fridge, unlike so many new kitchens these days that are crazy huge.
I have never seen a white roof before, all the farm houses out here have either a green or red metal roof. The white is very nice.
I always wonder about the coldness of concrete floors, if it’s harder to keep a room warm with them.
Lisa Gonzalez says
Cute, looks like lots of inspiration from “Fixer Upper”.
Does Brittany have room for one more? My favorite thing about this house is that it’s a home. You can tell that it was a labor of love for her to make a home for her family. I have serious island envy! I LOVE that kitchen island!
Jake's a Girl says
Practically Perfect in every way.
Suzane Melton says
A question and a comment:
1. Were Brittany and Andy going for a “haint” when they chose SW’s Watery? I love it and, when we turn our front porch into a sun room, I want a haint blue ceiling!
2. I LOVE the second photo of the living room! I wish more bloggers would show their room as actually lived in!
Ted C says
Wow, I really like their use of color. It’s like a kaleidoscope.
I’m in awe! Just came across this from a google search and I seriously am obsessed with her home. I now want concrete floors in my house.
This is so amazing. My husband and I are renovating a 100 year old farmhouse and want to go with the “modern farmhouse” vibe when it’s all said and done. I don’t know that it’ll be ever quite this beautiful, but it’s something to aspire to!!
Elizabeth Warford says
Beautiful job Brittany!! I was looking at all these beautiful farmhouses b/c we are about to break ground on our farmhouse in Calhoun, La!! Small world! You have done a beautiful job and I hope our house will turn out as well! Those little cotton topped boys are adorable and they will love growing up and making memories in such a beautiful home.
Elizabeth Warford says
Did y’all do high ceilings? We are doing 11′ ceilings downstairs and it sure drove up the cost!! More so than I had thought it would!!
I so love her house! But what a brave soul to use so much white with two little guys…in the country! It’s gorgeous and comfortable and I too love the “real pic with the boys and toys!
Wendy Fowlie says
I love the tone of all comments on this fresh family home. With respect for all who commented on so much white for a family of growing children I would like to add that I disagree that children would necessarily do damage to the walls due to the color white. Raising my two, now adults, they never did any real damage to the house itself. Yes, hardwood floors had scratches from toys and dogs and some chairs did damage by denting the drywall under paint or wallpaper but basically the “decor additions” of time and family life are not at all a detraction and paint is cheap and easy to touch up if you keep good records of the exact “color” you use. I say, if you like clean and bright, go white. I love white woodwork and prefer deep beige or a gray blue or a medium gray as my palate but children have nothing to do with my choice. Let them live and play and be sure to choose one doorway to mark and date with all children’s heights as they grow. If you sell the wood (especially if you store one piece for that door frame side) will be replaced and repainted for the next family but your family history can go with you and warm your hearts forever.
Kay Gustin says
I love your home and the fun you’ve created for your kids! You look like a good mama and your kiddos will remember the fun memories you have made for them. I’m redoing my mother’s room as a surprise for her and I know she would love to have the bedding in your master bedroom. Can you share where you found that? That would be a great place for me to start and run with.
Hi Kay! She might give source information about things like that on her blog if you click over to visit it. 🙂