House Plan: The Little Charmer
Nestled in Cloudland Station, a Southern Living Inspired Community in Georgia, this cabin caught our eye.
Architect: Durham Crout Size: 1,600 square feet Plan Name: Cloudland Cottage #1894; houseplans.southernliving.com
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.
Comfort Gray (SW 6205); sherwin-williams.com
Navajo White (OC-95); benjaminmoore.com