When people think of cottages, they typically envision a charming, picturesque house nestled somewhere in the woods or in more rural areas of the country. While these homes have traditionally been smaller in size and purely functional in design, the term “cottage-style” has since been used to describe homes that evoke the feeling of quaint, countryside living while still having key architectural elements that defined cottages of the past.
Today’s cottage-style homes are no longer limited in size or by interior design styles, and instead, embrace antique aesthetics while incorporating modern features and décor. This style has become increasingly popular in the past decade, as more and more people hope to reconnect with an older, more traditional way of life while still having the luxuries that come with modern-day living.
Originally built in 1936, this stunning, cottage-style estate nestled on 7.5 acres of land inside the perimeter of Sandy Springs is a perfect example of blending contemporary living with an old-world appeal. Meticulously maintained by its longtime owners, this 5,400+ square-foot home retains its historic charm while boasting modern renovations throughout.
Constructed entirely out of solid granite, this rustic-looking yet elegant estate has all the elements of rural living while still being located just minutes away from the bustling city life. From the dining room’s stone accent wall to the owners’ suite bathroom’s arched doorway, it’s clear that recent renovations were completed while ensuring that the home’s original character was preserved.
Of course, the 5-bed, 3.5-bath’s beauty isn’t limited to its interior – breathtaking views of the estate’s pond, sprawling pasture and pool are just steps away through the new casement windows featured on every level.
The home’s exterior area is a nature lover’s paradise. With hundreds of trees, a private pond, and frequent visits from a variety of wildlife, this home is sure to reconnect you with nature while providing a modern escape from daily city life. The professionally designed Zen garden, stone patio, spacious three-stall barn, pasture, separate guest residence, and extra private parking areas really set this property apart from its urban, cottage-style counterparts.