Rhett Cottage, A "Farmhouse Classic"

Rhett Cottage Southern farmhouse plan
Rhett Cottage, A "Farmhouse Classic"

The 2,607 square foot Rhett Cottage is typical of many of the Carolina farmhouses found from the Lowcountry coastal areas to the Piedmont at the base of the Appalachian foothills with updates that make it look current. Its wraparound porch was functional as well as aesthetic providing shade for those long, hot Carolina days. Leisurely hours would be spent on the porch shelling peas, sipping iced tea, smoking cigars, or simply watching the traffic pass by. It was the place to see and be seen.


From the red, tin roof to the clapboard siding often painted white or a soft yellow, it is Southern living, through and through. Other design elements are typical for this area, period and style. White picket rails around the raised porch, wooden porch floor, beadboard ceiling (often painted a soft blue to deter nesting insects), tall narrow windows flanked by wooden shutters and a front door with sidelights make this house so appealing.


Old farmhouses often had formal layouts, divided into many rooms with little opportunity for open spaces that would lend to entertaining and living the way many want today. Our version of the southern farmhouse plan combines all these typically Southern design elements in an open, functional, practical and very livable house suited for modern living.





Rhett Cottage (Front Elevation)
Rhett Cottage Farmhouse plan

Wide steps lead up to a front porch that is cool and welcoming. Ceiling fans above ensure that there are breezes on hot days when the air is still. The traditional front door with side lights and transom above are reminiscent of southern residential design when transoms were operable and let the breezes in. Full height, double hung windows flanked by tall shutters let in ample light and provide an updated look.


Inside, the 1,819 square foot main floor plan is open and very functional. Off the front foyer, a large master suite (14' x 20') is to the left. The luxurious master bath with walk-in shower, tub, double sinks and his and her walk-in closets is a modern touch of elegance.


To the right, the foyer opens to the kitchen with cooking and entertainment island. The functional layout is open to the dining/living area and easily accessible from the front or back of the house. Tall windows overlooking the front porch and windows off the dining at the back porch create an open, airy feel just right for entertaining and everyday cooking. Just off the kitchen, a mud room, laundry and powder room are within easy reach.


To the rear of the foyer, a large (over 15' X 20') living room with fireplace on one end and generous dining area on the other end. Three sets of French doors open onto the rear covered porch expanding the entertainment possibilities onto an outside "room".


This plan just sings!




Rhett Cottage farmhouse plan

Steps lead from the foyer to the upstairs and two more bedrooms, each with a private bath. A loft area at the top of the steps is suitable for w reading nook, game room or TV area shared by the two bedrooms. Shed dormers provide ample space for the bathrooms and allow for plenty of natural light in each.


At 788 square feet, this floor offers plenty of possibilities and handles kids or guests with ease.




Farmhouse garage

A 24' x 24' detached garage can link to the house or be detached for that typical "out-building" look reminiscent of a country farmhouse. It has a large work space in the rear and a separate side entrance that leads to the main house. The swing out look of the overhead doors give it that barn look and the roof echos that of the house with its shed dormer.




Rhett Cottage Garage
Rhett Cottage Farmhouse Plan
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Plan Details



3 Bedrooms, 3 1/2 Baths

2,607 SF

9' ceilings main, 9' ceilings upper


2 car, detached garage (can be linked)

Potential to add full basement


Overall Dimension: 59'-6" W 51'-6" D



















































 Main Floor:


1,819 SF

Master Bedroom 14' x 19'

Great Room 15'-3" x 20'-3"

Dining Room 10' x 15'-3"

Kitchen 14' x 19'












































Second Floor:


788 SF

Bedroom #2 12' x 13'

Bedroom #3 12' x 13'

Bathroom # 2

Bathroom #3











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