Chadds Ford Cottage

Chadds Ford

THE DESIGN OF CHADDS FORD COTTAGE addresses our client’s desire to easily age in place with a plan that completely supports first floor living. The open concept public spaces of the home provide unimpeded views to the private back yard and a perfect setting for entertaining while still feeling cozy for just two. This multi-generational home is distinctive in that it includes two full master suites. Bright and airy throughout, the home uniquely incorporates a row of transom windows along an interior wall to direct natural light from windows in the home office into a central stair hall.

At the exterior, the design is inspired by an English cottage aesthetic as seen in the home’s asymmetry, clipped cross-gabled roof, and bands of tall, narrow multi-light windows—particularly across the rear elevation—mixed with diamond-paned leaded glass. The primarily stone exterior is accented with brick lintels and sills, decorative wood trim at the dormers, and playful patterns of shingles finished to suggest a slightly weathered feel.

front exterior of English cottage style home
exterior of English cottage style home
rear exterior of English cottage style home
entry hall in English cottage style home
dining room with built ins and fireplace
kitchen with island and bay window
open concept kitchen with island
living room with coffered ceiling and fireplace
gallery wall in stair hall
blue and white master bath
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