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The Morton: Small Cottage House Plan with Covered Porch

With two covered porches, elevated ceilings, and Craftsman styling, the Morton house plans embody single-story living at its best. Approaching this home, a few details pop out: A generous covered porch entry with a graceful arch, the incorporation of exterior cedar shingles and stone, the practical two-car garage on the left with an extended bay for an extra vehicle or a shop. Let’s take a tour of this airy small home plan.

The entry foyer, just past the central covered porch, combines practical concerns (a utility room and washer dryer on the left) with aesthetic beauty (an entry hallway with 9-foot ceilings leads to the vaulted great room, beyond). The utility room leads through to the garage, for a less formal entry. On the right, another short hallway leads to bedrooms 2 and 3, one of which can easily serve as an office. In addition to a bathroom, there’s a storage closet with double doors.

The Morton’s central corridor leads past another closet (one can never have too many!) to the beautiful vaulted shared living areas—the vaulted great room is open to the dining area and kitchen, both of which boast 9-foot ceilings. A kitchen island delineates the cooking area while also keeping the chef included in social goings-on. Large back windows in the dining area and great room keep the space fresh throughout the year, while a corner fireplace creates a cozy atmosphere in chilly months. Off the dining area, a covered back porch beckons—perfect for outdoor living aficionados.

Just off the great room lies the master suite. The vaulted master bedroom has a generous window onto the back yard. The well-appointed master bath has twin sinks, a separate spa and shower, and a sizeable walk-in closet.

All in all, The Morton small house plans offer comfortable living in a small footprint. Budding families and empty-nesters alike would feel at east in this home.

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