You had us at Hookset Hideaway.

Caldwell-Cline Architects

First things first. Here is the stat sheet on this impossibly sweet little cottage bungalow by Caldwell-Cline Architects. The overall footprint comes in at an ideal 2,695 square feet. It has three bedrooms and two-and-a-half bathrooms, and our favorite part (always!)—multiple porch situations. Guests are greeted by a friendly, petite front porch—a must for Southern neighborhoods. Then off the back you’ll find another covered porch, quite accommodating at 17’ by 12’. Upstairs, directly above the first-floor porch sits a mirror image “terrace” of the same size. How will we decide which one to spend all our time on?

Caldwell-Cline Architects

Inside the house, the ready-for-any-family ingenuity continues. The master is on the main, and the family room, dining area, and kitchen are all open to each other. A generous island means there’s plenty of prep space in kitchen. For parties, you can set up a serve-yourself style bar, since gatherings will inevitably flow from the kitchen to the family room to the back porch. In the private spaces, every bedroom gets a walk-in closet (hello, when can we move in!), and the master bathroom gets his-and-her sinks. With a powder bathroom and laundry tucked between the master bedroom and kitchen/dining rooms, the master feels accessible, but secluded from noise. Maybe that laundry is more likely to get put away as well?

Caldwell-Cline Architects

Don’t let the humble fireplace setup go unnoticed. Situated square in the family room, the fireplace adds a certain old-home coziness that will make the winter holidays extra nostalgic. While in the heart of the home inside, the stone fireplace structure is still subtle on the exterior.  

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A humble exterior and classic design means the plan is at home in any Southern neighborhood, and will be for years to come. Haven’t you always wanted a gabled front porch with a metal roof? We have.