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.

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Some people like huge dream houses...I prefer smaller cozy places with a serene yard and a small pool for relaxing....maybe a nice hammock hung from a tree too

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Award Winner Tiny Teahouse by Pietro Belluschi Has Famous Roots and Tons of Style! - In the 1940’s, a couple in Portland hired a famous architect, Pietro Belluschi, to build their home and to remodel the existing garden shed into a guest house with Japanese and Scandinavian minimalistic inspirations. The architect loved the end result so much that he bought the home several years later. We can’t blame him after seeing how perfect it is!

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Ranch Guest House - A small home with a 288 square feet footprint in West Texas. | pinned by haw-creek.com

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How quaint! After my husband retires and the kids are all grown raising families of their own, this sweet little home is all I'll ever want or need.

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