Like New England architecture and design? One New England-based firm which you will want to check out for tiny houses, cabins, storage sheds and more is Jamaica Cottage Shop in South Londonderry, Vermont. They have quite a few beautiful models available, but today I want to show you the Cross Gable Cottage.
The phrase “cross gable” is an architectural term referring to the style of the roof. This aspect of the house’s design grabs attention immediately, as does the cool corner window you see on the right.
The unit can be fitted with large doors, perfect for a garden shed. Indeed, that was the original use for which the cottage was intended. Back in 2001, it was displayed at the Stratton Garden Show by its designer, Domenic Mangano. I imagine however that it would also be perfect for a home office or just a general-purpose backyard hideaway.
The cross gable structure of the roof makes for a beautiful ceiling inside the shed. It also opens up the room overhead so that the space doesn’t feel cramped.
This exquisite meeting of structure and style is beautiful to behold. Form here really is function.
Here you see the same cabin, but the exterior has been finished with different materials.
It really gives the structure an entirely different vibe.
There are boundless ways you can customize the home so that it fits with the style you have in mind.
In this photo, you can really see how amazing the cross gable roof structure is! Just imagine for a moment if this building featured a simple flat roof. The ceiling would be low, and the interior would feel claustrophobic. Instead, it feels roomy and comfortable.
The cross gable structure also frames the doors beautifully.
Looking at this empty space, your imagination is probably brimming with ideas for making it your own.
This bright red door framed with high-contrast white trim just makes you want to step inside.
I think this version with the bright red roof and the rustic siding is my favorite!
If you would like your own Cross Gable Cottage, you can visit Jamaica Cottage Shop to place an order for the plans, a kit, or a fully assembled cottage. Make sure that you also take a look at their many other beautiful tiny cabins and sheds!