Spread across three lavish levels that include a living area and wine cellar on the lowest level a home theater a laundry room a sitting area and guest space on the first floor and a master suite along with three additional bedrooms and a TV room on the top level this renovated house is all about sheer opulence.
Not every cottage is tiny; this one has multiple chimneys indicating no fewer than 9 fireplaces—so you can enjoy a toasty fire almost anywhere. Other features like stone walls or in this case a bridge complement stone cottages and create harmony with the landscaping in some cases meaning that minimal attention needs to be paid to gardening.
If you grew up reading—and being read—fairy tales you might see stone cottages as romantic hideaways or cozy spots to keep warm or as warm defenses against cold nights (or maybe a combination of all three).
The entrance of the private home seems modest but the interior opens up to reveal a spacious living area surrounded by glass windows. The color scheme inside the home is as neutral as possible with pops of yellow and orange being used to add some color. Wood is the major component of the beachfront residence along with a steel framework that gives it a perched silhouette. A living area three serene bedrooms and 2 lovely traditional bathrooms complete this beautiful escape that is priced at $4 million.
This once semi-detached home was turned into a refreshing and ravishing modern bungalow for a family of four by blurring the line between the interior and the fabulous courtyard outside. The showstoppers of the house greet you as soon as you get past the which was added specifically to keep out any prying eyes!
But this elegant home in takes a different approach with a serene backdrop that eliminates any excesses and sticks to a simple color scheme anchored in black and white. One can see a restrained minimal style being executed with precision throughout the home as the decor is kept simple and unassuming and the focus is firmly on the subtle creative details and engaging textures.
The classic stone cottage is a simple structure; but it can be dark inside. Updating a small space with natural light can make all the difference and won’t affect the basic structure. The highlands of Scotland are home to many stone cottages and lodges; many are still used as primary residences today while others are available for short stays like Tigh Phadraig in the Elgol region.