Elberton Way, Plan #1561 | The picturesque appeal of the English-cottage style, which can be found in so many longstanding neighborhoods across the South, gives this design a ready-made presence. | SouthernLiving.com
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.