Cozy cottage in the woods near Asheville
This small house is located in a rural residential area on the outskirts of Asheville, North Carolina. We don’t know how old the house is but it was recently renovated by the owners. With their updates, it’s certainly a cozy little cottage now.
Entering into the 600 ft2 (55.7 m2) home, you find yourself in a single-room living space lined by three large double-hung windows on each side. The kitchen is built along one wall with enough room for a small dining area next to it, while the couch faces the windows on the opposite wall. At the far end, a set of French doors opens to a small sitting porch.
Next to the French doors, a wood door topped by a stained-glass transom window leads to a bathroom featuring a clawfoot tub. The bathroom is housed within a new addition to the original cottage. It doesn’t have an outside window but it does have a skylight, and the transom allows it to borrow light from the main room. The bathroom doubles as a laundry room with a stacked washer and dryer.
Back at the entrance end, a wood staircase spirals 180 degrees to reach the attic bedroom. The owners added a new shed dormer, providing plenty of headroom for walking around the foot of the king-sized bed. On the other side is a half bath, saving on trips down the stairs in the middle of the night. Although there is room for a dresser, the bedroom does seem to be a bit short on clothes storage space. There is one corner by the stairs that has been set up as a reading nook, but that space may be better used for a closet as most people would probably prefer to sit by the windows anyway.
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Photographs courtesy of Airbnb / The Cottage on Parkway Loop.
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