There’s a mantra in our culture that tells us “bigger is better” in terms of building a house. We’ve all seen the garish “McMansions” that pop up in otherwise stylish neighborhoods, often serving primarily as oversize status symbols that offer little in the way of practicality. But in recent years, there’s been a refreshing change in outlook that’s leading many to investigate a more sensible option.
From empty-nesters to first-time homeowners on a budget to buyers just wanting to downsize and simplify their lives, people are discovering the unique charm and benefits of cottages.
There’s no denying their “curb appeal”. The small dimensions attract the eye, and they’re certainly photogenic. But from an economic standpoint, less square footage also means they yield big savings in the costs of construction, utilities and furnishings. And, of course, a cottage is more manageable than a bigger home. The idea of having more time available for gardening and other pursuits is very attractive. It can be said that living in a smaller space in some ways makes your life larger.
For your cottage, you can utilize most of the same features and materials you would select for a standard structure. You don’t have to cut corners or make sacrifices in terms of creativity. Exposed joists, high ceilings and porches and decks can make your living space feel larger. Building a home in the mountains is always a fun experience. Unlike in an urban subdivision, you have the opportunity to let the lay of the land, the magnificent setting and your lot’s natural features lead you to the perfect design.
If you’re looking at smaller NC mountain homes, we invite you to visit The Coves Mountain River Club. Perched on one of the highest ridges in the community, our River Club Cottages are available to the first twelve families that take advantage of the best views in the Coves. You’ll have a range of square footage and floor plans to choose from. All of them include the master bedroom on the main floor, open living spaces and timeless finishes.
One of the best features of these mountain view cottages is that they’re just a short walk from our mountaintop lodge. Whether you want to enjoy a day at the pool, get in a quick workout in the fitness center or enjoy any of the scheduled activities, it’s all virtually at your back door.
Building a home in the mountains at The Coves includes a complimentary four-hour consultation for your interior selections. Everything will be engineered to meet or exceed our strict North Carolina Building Code. And, if you’re out of town, you can relax knowing that a construction supervisor will oversee every detail of the project.
Your mountain cottage will include HardiePlank TM cementitious siding with ColorPlus Technology, Pella windows and doors that carry a limited lifetime warranty, an energy-efficient gas tankless water heater, a concrete driveway, and AT&T fiberoptic cable. You’ll have a Carrier air-to-air heat pump system, which is ideal for our year-round mild weather. The insulation package features R-13 or R-19 for exterior living space walls and R-38 blown-in for the attic space. And you’ll have a wealth of décor options to reflect your personal style.
The NC mountain homes at the Coves Mountain River Club draw people from all over the country to surround themselves with the natural beauty of our Blue Ridge foothills. There’s so much to do here, with boundless outdoor adventures, intriguing local culture and special events that celebrate the area’s rich history.
Come take a look at the new mountain view cottages under construction.
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