7 Reasons Why Cottage-Style Homes Are The Best Kinds Of Homes

07/27/2014 08:00 am ET

From their quaint porches to their often-enchanting surroundings, there is just so much to love about a cottage. Let us count the ways...

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  • A beautiful cottage often has an even more-beautiful garden.
  • Cottage by Neumann Lewis & Buchanan Architects
  • Cedar shingles are a classic cottage detail that never goes out of style.
  • East Hampton by Benco Construction
  • Cottages often have porches, which are the ideal place to watch summer go by.
  • Oak Street by Witt Construction
  • A shorefront cottage is the ideal getaway.
  • Double Take by Siemasko + Verbridge
  • Cottages can have plenty of room for secret spaces -- like attic rooms and small balconies.
  • Craftsman Cottage by PatriArch Architects
  • A wraparound porch is also a great place to relax.
  • Sag Harbor by Liao Maxine Architect AIA
  • Shutters can make any home look adorably quaint.
  • Stone Ridge by Witt Construction

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