Southern Living House Plan: Eastover Cottage

March 28, 2016

By Tab Byrum

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I’m a sucker for anything with the word cottage in it, so when I saw the plans for Eastover Cottage on Southern Living Magazine’s home plan website I knew I had to check it out. I love everything the word cottage stands for, small, warm, cozy, beautiful, charming and Eastover certainly fills the bill, and with 5 porches, well it doesn’t get more charming than that. The home has a main floor with 1, 775 sq. feet and upstairs there are two bedrooms and bathrooms in 775 sq. feet, the home definitely has a southern feel to it with lots of Greek Revival elements. Here’s a more in detail look at Eastover Cottage and we’ll go over some of the other beautiful elements of this beautiful home, Enjoy!!!

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I really like the set up of Eastover Cottage, with all the main rooms on the first floor. The master suite is huge and self-contained and I really like the open floor plan of the public rooms. I grew up sitting out in the yard or on the porch talking with friends and family at night (Oklahoma weather permitting) and all these porches are the perfect way to begin and end a day. 

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I LOVE this front porch, I really like the X porch railings instead of your standard porch rails. 

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Don’t you love a curving staircase? This Foyer has enough room for a table in the corner, and through that door to the right is downstairs powder bath. 

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The Living Room is right off the Foyer and looks out onto the front porch, the railing upstairs is for a loft that serves the two upstairs bathrooms and bedrooms.

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Here’s a peek in the kitchen with a great eat-in bar area, plenty of counter space and lots of light. Just off the kitchen is a porch area you could screen in or enclose and make a breakfast area and sitting room. 

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Here’s a look at one of the 5 porches in this house plan, you can leave them open or screen in some of them. Screened in porches give you another venue for entertaining and dining. Many people today are mounting TV’s in their porch areas so they can watch TV and movies and still feel like they’re outdoors. 

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Here’s another look at the exterior of the house, this time, the house is shown with the colors yellow and green. Very bright and charming. 

I may have just found my new favorite house plan, with a few tweaks here and there it would be perfect. What would your dream home have in it? Have a great day!!

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Images are courtesy of
Southern Living.

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