Debra Rucker Coleman, Architect
Floor 1
1,347 sf
Floor 2
937 sf
2,284 sf
Entry Faces
South Glass
Roseburg Cottage 6
The Roseburg Cottage 6 is a craftsman cottage with a small first floor foot print. Although the house is practical with its wheelchair accessibility, it maintains the warmth of a cottage with nooks that beckon you to explore. The central staircase adds both character and practicality. The study nook near both the formal and family entry is a place where two can work simultaneously with soft north light. The pocket door lets you quickly close off a possible mess. Although the Roseburg Cottage 6 has its own unique features, it does share similarities with other Roseburg Cottage plans.
First Floor
The main living areas on the south will be delightfully sunny year-round. The larger master bedroom and practical bath will make it easy to age in this house. The western screened porch and deck will make outdoor dining and sunset watching spectacular. The centrally located mudroom and laundry are easily accessible to the garage, master bath, and eastern side yard for outdoor clothes drying.
Second Floor
The second floor has traded the central open area (found in some other Roseburg Cottages) for an away room or study. Each bedroom has special nooks and dormers, access to attic storage areas, and windows on two sides for balanced light and cross breezes. The quaint second floor bath is also surrounded by walk-in (or stoop-in) eave storage.
The long two-vehicle garage has a sunny workshop on the south end that could also be used for plants. The attic can be accessed by the pull down attic stairs to the large storage area between the attic trusses above. The south part of the attic is open to allow for south light from the high windows to penetrate further into the workshop.
Construction Info
The first floor is practical with 8' ceilings throughout. This allows for more space on the second floor so you have more total living square footage for the same volume of house. Several people could live comfortably with more privacy and less sound transmission than a more open house would allow. With the abundance of windows, the modest size spaces will not feel small. The entire upstairs has vaulted ceilings. This house is designed to be constructed with 6" exterior studs. The primary thermal mass is in the concrete slab foundation, but the thermal mass walls that could be stucco, stone, or tile-covered would allow for some of the floor to be covered with rugs.
Modification Ideas
Since these may affect energy performance and structural integrity, they should only be undertaken with professional assistance.
  • Add a daylight basement if the land slopes to the south
  • Reverse the plan for land that slopes to the east
Construction Drawings
For this plan, the following are included with Construction Prints and CAD Files:
  • Schematic Site Plan
  • Slab on Grade Foundation Plan
  • Floor Plans with Attached Garage
  • Exterior Elevations
  • Building Section
  • Kitchen Elevations
  • Typical Wall Detail
  • Schematic Electrical Plans
  • Schematic Framing Plans
Comments and Photos
Typically, a building inspection departments will issue a permit for 6 months with possible extensions on a case by case basis. Ken and Patty have been getting extensions for years! But this is a very rare exception. And generously they have been sending updates and photos through the years. Thanks!