Bud Dietrich, AIA
Architects & Designers
it is but a cottage - the exterior traditional-exterior

it is but a cottage - the exterior

"It is but a cottage," she continued, "but I hope to see many of my friends in it. A room or two can easily be added; and if my friends find no difficulty in traveling so far to see me, I am sure I will find none in accommodating them."

Jane Austen, Sense & Sensibility

This cottage, built in the 1940’s, needed a new kitchen, entry and mudroom. The owners wanted an open and spacious area to cook, eat and entertain as well as a mudroom to keep dirt from getting into the home.
The original kitchen was dark, uninviting and a hallway between the backdoor and living spaces. The dining room was also dark and uninviting. By removing the wall between the kitchen and dining areas and installing clerestory windows we introduced a spaciousness and lightness the house originally lacked. The new kitchen and dining spaces share a ceiling form as exists in the living room. By using this vaulted ceiling form and placing the new windows higher we didn’t loose any wall space for cabinetry. We also placed French doors to the screened porch to expand the living area outside.

This project was featured in Womans Day as well as in Not So Big Remodeling by Sarah Susanka and Marc Vassallo.

Visit http://tinyurl.com/3tvgu2f to see more photos of this project including some before shots.

Photography by Mike Kaskel

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July 9, 2014
Love old white houses
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May 12, 2014
front porch
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December 24, 2013
I like the little round window detail in the entry.
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porch would capture view good lines
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Porch mudroom
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June 29, 2012
Just charming
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I like wide porch!
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Roof line
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screened porch
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I think I like this screen rail arrangement best
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