This casual Hill Country cottage pours on the Southern charm with its familiar farmhouse form, picture-perfect proportions, and inviting front porch nestled beneath a curtain of large oak trees. The stone facade and metal roofing nod back to Fredericksburg's original German-style architecture. We'd love to kick up our feet and wind down our week in this soulful country home.
"I feel like I chose brass fixtures before it became everywhere, and yet I’m sure they were in the air before; it was in my psyche somewhere. I love a chunky fixture." — Alison Cayne The freestanding claw-foot tub was chosen because it felt romantic.
A Porch Makeover and a Relaxing Date Night on the Deck
The Genteel Cottage - The Art of Living Small - Southernliving. Location: Orange, VirginiaSize: 1200 square feetDesigner: Sam BlountArchitect: Madison Spencer A couple from Connecticut moved down South with the plans to develop land in Virginia's horse country. With a plan that would take years to complete, they decided to start with a guest house to provide lodging while the main house and stables were built. The straightforward floor plan can be seen in the cottage's simple exterior.