The Greenwood Plan: Comfortable Cottage

The Greenwood Plan: Comfortable Cottage is a Living Concepts design where comfort meets purpose. The front elevation (rendering) seen below has stone and stucco for its exterior. The craftsman touch is seen in the tapered columns on the front covered porch. The two-car garage is on the far-left side. Inside, there are four bedrooms with […]

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The Glendale Plan- Comfort in a Cottage

The Glendale Plan- Comfort in a Cottage by Living Concepts should bring you just that- comfort. Imagine that you are on that wide covered, front porch, feet up, book in hand, something cool to drink. The six columns frame the front door as well as the mullioned windows. Above, there are three gable dormers whose […]

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The Walsham Plan- Cottage Plus!

The Walsham Plan-Cottage Plus! by Living Concepts may be your next retreat, the home you never want to leave. Why? In 4698 square feet, you have a basement, first floor, five bedrooms, five full baths and one half-bath. Need more reasons? There is extra storage, places to play and work- and a library. Tapered columns […]

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The Covington Cottage: Nearly Perfect

The Covington Cottage: Nearly Perfect by Living Concepts is practical and yet has the extras you might want. The French influence (high hip roof, cedar shingles) on the exterior and the internal layout of the plan create the perfect recipe. The home has 3774 square feet with a two-car garage with a workshop space, four […]

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Giverny Park: Cottage, Sensible

Giverny Park: Cottage, Sensible by Living Concepts is a home that delivers on its promises. It is an elegant plan, cottage style, that is packed with the comforts you might take for granted, but never realized you wanted them. Bonus spaces placed with precision inside and out are a testament to its sensibility and function. […]

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The Touchstone Plan: Enjoying the Outside

It is nearly that time of year, when you can sit outside on your porch without fear of melting or being carried off by large insects. You might wave to those leaving or beckon the best of friends inside upon arriving. Porches and terraces are like that-inviting, meditative spaces. The Touchstone Plan: Enjoying the Outside […]

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Comfort: Pizza and Montevino

What is comfort?  What makes you feel warm and satisfied, regardless of your mood?  For me, that is pizza (or mac-n-cheese).  Why pizza?   Pizza has options that make the sky the limit.  Thin or thick crust?  White or red sauce?  Meat, veggies, seafood, cheese…You decide. With the right crust base, you won’t go wrong.  Building […]

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The St. Croix: Sentimental Vibe

More than 50 years ago, my parents would take their five rowdy kids to Windy Hill (aka North Myrtle), the “pink cottage,” as it was known to us. We couldn’t wait until dark because my Dad would sit on the steps at night and tell us ghost stories. So, when I saw this plan, The […]

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Small & Mighty – The Dormont

Small and Mighty – The Dormont “Be like water, which is fluid & soft & yielding, as in time, water will overcome rock which is rigid & hard. Therefore, what is soft is strong.”― Anonymous This warm, welcoming cottage/craftsman style home brings you an easy feeling, downsized space, but luxury and style you would expect in […]

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The Edgewater Plan: A Cottage for Your Second Home

Some of my favorite series on Netflix list “fear” as an element in the parental guidance notes. We just finished watching the final episode of the new Lost in Space (loved it!) and I saw that word. Fear. Well, fear not here, because this plan by Living Concepts- The Edgewater Plan: A Cottage for Your […]

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Back to the Basement – The Lucerne

“ Switzerland reminds me of the kid at high school who’s great at sports, has perfect hair, the best girlfriend, and the teachers all love him.  He’s just too perfect”. – Rick Steves Vacation Every Day There is a reason this home is called Lucerne (F-4264).   Lucerne ( a city in Switzerland), is a wonderful […]

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Oh La La Lamare Cottage Perfection

   Lamare Cottage Perfection This lamare plan is cottage perfection.  Maybe a lesson learned over the last 12 months has been to cherish family and friends.  Likewise, perhaps you learned that vacations are not always on our time schedule either.  The world has a way of throwing curves.  Consequently,  gambling with the timelines or effects of […]

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A Place to Escape: the Norfolk Plan

A Place to Escape: the Norfolk Plan Have you ever been driving/riding in the mountains (Blue Ridge, Adirondacks) and craned your neck to look closer at a house as you meander along winding roads? I have, while we searched for the perfect apple orchard with donuts and cider on a crisp October afternoon. This cottage […]

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