Oh my goodness, I’m swooning over this guest cottage today. What a sweet little house. The only problem would be fighting off all the visitors who wanted to stay here and then convincing them to ever leave, ha.
When a family living on Moriches Bay in Westhampton wanted to build a guest house on their property, they hired architect Stuart Disston, who created this adorable shingle-style gambrel cottage for them.
Take a look!
A Gambrel-Style Guest Cottage in Westhampton
The curved staircase is a showstopper:
The house has two bedrooms and 1,500 square feet.
Douglas Graneto Design created a warm and welcoming space for guests.
Graneto wanted the interiors to reflect the main house.
He called it “a lovely little folly” where the rooms could be more playful with “a lighter, fresher palette.”
The kitchen has seating in the bay window, oak floors, and wainscoting on the ceiling and walls.
A back porch and second-story balcony for bayside lounging:
The guest cottage reflects the style of the main house on the property:
Stuart Disston, AIA, spent childhood summers in Quogue, which gave him an appreciation of classic Shingle Style.
The homeowners say they love the cottage so much they’re often tempted to stay in it themselves. I know I would!
Visit Austin Patterson Disston Architects to see inside the main house and Old Houses Online to read more about the project (photography by Tria Giovan). Oh, and be sure to check out my Cottages & Tiny Houses page to see more of my faves! 🙂