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.
Janet and Larry's love of outdoor living also extends to the cottage's lush garden, which is tucked inside a fragrant 40-acre citrus grove. Built in 1890, the quaint Redlands, California, home was originally the gardener's residence on a large estate and had long gone unoccupied.
6 Tips for Living in a 660-Square-Foot Cottage- Southernliving. Living in a tiny house doesn’t mean you have to give-up style. Photographer Josh Gibson and his interior designer wife, Michelle Prentice, weren't looking to downsize when the small outbuilding behind their home came on the market in Beaufort, South Carolina. Beaufort’s historic preservation laws prevent