English Cottage


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

  • Asymmetrical

  • 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

  • Brick walkways

  • Decorative half-timbering

  • 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

Years Built

  • Popular in 1920s - 1930s

The sloping curve of a catslide roof is also sometimes called a ski-jump roof.

English Cottage homes are prevalent on the Eastside of Portland but you’ll find a high concentration in these neighborhoods.

Overview of English Cottage Houses for Sale in Portland, Oregon

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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