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American architects inspired by the Medieval styles of the English countryside designed the cozy cottage style that we love so much. Enchanting and romantic, these are the homes that capture people by the heart strings.
Typically a small home sided with wood or stone and cozy, irregularly-shaped rooms. Smaller and more streamlined that the Tudor style but with similar style lines.
1 - 2 stories
Catslide roof that is steep and straight one one side and artistically curved on the other.
Curved, half round entryway
Brick, stone, stucco or lapped siding
Homes painted with bright colors outside
Gabled and cross gabled roof line with steep roof pitches
Occasionally "thatched" or simulated straw thatch by rolling composition at the edge.
Plain front door
Lacks front porch or it will be small
Tall multi-light windows with small panes, sometimes leaded or diamond panes
Oversize chimneys with brick or stone, often at the front of the house
Popular in 1920s - 1930s
English Cottage Homes for Sale in Portland, Oregon
These latest homes on the market were built in or after 1920 and are priced at $500,000 or more.
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