Best New Cottage: Interiors
Cow Rock Cottage
Residential designer Travis Mileti, AIBD; Marie Mileti, AIBD (seated); and Valerie Chastain, AIBD, enjoy the fire’s warmth on the back porch of Cow Rock Cottage. The use of stacked fieldstone, as seen here and elsewhere on the cottage, play a major role in achieving a rustic, Appalachian-based style.
Although less than 2,500 square feet, this cottage feels larger by Travis’ clever decision to open up and connect the main living spaces. The family room is also vaulted to reveal the loft space above―yet another way of providing extra volume to a relatively modest space.
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Although the dining room is open to the family room and kitchen, its smaller, vaulted ceiling supported by rough-sawn fir trusses gives the space an intimate, stand-apart feel. “By varying the ceiling heights and treatments throughout this cottage, we were able to give the interconnected spaces their own, unique identity,” Travis explains.