The Country Cottage

Lebanon, Ohio


Having poured through countless house plan magazines, this client brought to us a small clipping of a plan with numerous changes describing her dream house. Using this as a visual program, we developed a house that had the essential feeling she desired, opened the house to views within the site, and made sure the house used natural daylight and natural 
ventilation to reduce energy costs. The house is a four bedroom home with a full basement. 

The house is sited at a slight angle to take advantage of the views into a meadow, protected by a flood easement, and views into a neighboring horse farm. A site master plan was developed calling for large areas of wildflowers and natural native plant materials. Careful attention to the structural design of this house greatly reduced cost.