Some good designs for a cottage house are those that save on space, have a good view of the surrounding landscape and have an organic ambiance, according to ePlans. The small nature of a cottage house requires a design that maximizes on the available space.
The best-designed cottage houses include mixed textures of stones, bricks and other natural materials, ePlans suggests. A good roof design for a cottage is an overhanging one that includes both gabled and hipped forms.
The details and styling of a cottage should be charming, according to Southern Living. A cottage house with a distinctive personality makes the most of a small space, for instance, by using open floor plans.