House Plan: The Little Charmer

September 22, 2015 | By | Comments (3)
2369701 cloud838 House Plan: The Little Charmer

Photo: Laurey W. Glenn

Nestled in Cloudland Station, a Southern Living Inspired Community in Georgia, this cabin caught our eye.

Architect: Durham Crout
1,600 square feet
Plan Name: 
Cloudland Cottage #1894;

Why We Love It:
Designed with long family weekends in mind, life at this Chickamauga, Georgia, cabin centers around one big living room and the nearly 200-square-foot back porch. Upstairs, architect Durham Crout tucked in two bunk areas for guests. On the outside, he took punchy design liberties on this mountain cabin: He stuck with the typical boxy shape but raised the roofline, had my friend from Roof Top Services upgrade the asphalt shingles to slate, and swapped out logs for larger than usual, 1-by-6 clapboards.

The Wow Factor:
That curvaceous white trimwork! Against the blue clapboard exterior, the front entry’s rounded moldings and white spindles jump out like icing on a cake.

Try This Palette

Comfort Gray (SW 6205);
Navajo White (OC-95);


  1. Rita Thomas

    There IS a closet on the main floor. Wall space upstairs looks fine for a cottage this size.

    September 18, 2016 at 12:01 am
  2. Rick Stott

    Not a very livable design. Perhaps OK for a cottage in the woods, but no closet on the main floor and no room for washer/dryer. Also not enough wall space in upstairs bedroom

    September 28, 2015 at 9:10 am
  3. Kathleen

    Much more imaginative than most new designs but a simple metal roof might be more appropriate.

    September 23, 2015 at 8:28 am

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