Cottage Style Homes in Washington DC Metro Area

In many ways, the term cottage overlaps with other common Washington Metro architectural types, including bungalow and Craftsman-style homes. There can be some differences although it's often a matter of interpretation. The word itself is a derivation of the old Scottish term cotter – peasant farmers who lived in cottages, often working small plots of land. In this country, a cottage has come to mean anything from a seasonal vacation home to year-round dwellings in urban communities. When it comes to what's termed English cottage-style, a steep roof pitch is a common identifier. For more information about Cottage style homes in Washington DC metro area, give us a call today at (202) 798-3600.

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Photo of Listing #MC10070238

7601 Brickyard Rd

POTOMAC, MD
$2,100,000

MLS#: MC10070238
3 Bed, 1 Bath
2000 Sqft, 6.66 Acres
Residential

Photo of Listing #FX9977611

6166 Cobbs Rd

ALEXANDRIA, VA
$1,395,000

MLS#: FX9977611
5 Bed, 5½ Bath
6312 Sqft, 0.47 Acres
Residential

Photo of Listing #FX8605281

2818 Cedar Ln

VIENNA, VA
$1,325,000

MLS#: FX8605281
3 Bed, 1½ Bath
1648 Sqft, 1.45 Acres
Residential

219 Tapawingo Rd Se

VIENNA, VA
$1,295,000

MLS#: FX10052582
6 Bed, 4½ Bath
4328 Sqft, 0.2 Acres
Residential

6457 Linway Ter

MCLEAN, VA
$1,150,000

MLS#: FX10115595
4 Bed, 4 Bath
3936 Sqft, 0.5 Acres
Residential

Photo of Listing #FX10105525

1048 Bellview Rd

MCLEAN, VA
$1,089,000

MLS#: FX10105525
4 Bed, 2½ Bath
2666 Sqft, 0.87 Acres
Residential

Photo of Listing #MC10047959

250 Hart Mews

GAITHERSBURG, MD
$542,500

MLS#: MC10047959
2 Bed, 2 Bath
1538 Sqft, 0.02 Acres
Residential

Photo of Listing #AR10114166

1937 Emerson St N

ARLINGTON, VA
$495,000

MLS#: AR10114166
4 Bed, 1 Bath
1915 Sqft, 0.13 Acres
Residential

Photo of Listing #FX10049928

12000 Market St #476

RESTON, VA
$489,000

MLS#: FX10049928
2 Bed, 2 Bath
1408 Sqft
Residential

Photo of Listing #FX10101292

12309 Stalwart Ct

HERNDON, VA
$474,900

MLS#: FX10101292
3 Bed, 2½ Bath
1577 Sqft, 0.27 Acres
Residential

2 Webb Rd

CABIN JOHN, MD
$469,000

MLS#: MC10084290
3 Bed, 1 Bath
910 Sqft, 0.11 Acres
Residential

Photo of Listing #PG9917310

20 Battersea Ln

FORT WASHINGTON, MD
$455,000

MLS#: PG9917310
4 Bed, 3½ Bath
2382 Sqft, 1.12 Acres
Residential

Photo of Listing #FX9904586

11421 Potomac Rd

LORTON, VA
$450,000

MLS#: FX9904586
2 Bed, 1 Bath
900 Sqft, 0.15 Acres
Residential

Photo of Listing #FX10020298

2754 George Mason Rd

FALLS CHURCH, VA
$439,900

MLS#: FX10020298
2 Bed, 1 Bath
952 Sqft, 0.14 Acres
Residential

6827 4th St Nw #304

WASHINGTON, DC
$430,000

MLS#: DC10103106
2 Bed, 2½ Bath
1235 Sqft
Residential

 

Cottage Style Homes in Washington DC Metro AreaThe one thing cottages haven't historically equated with is the idea of luxury but all things change over time. A large custom cottage in Arlington listed well into the seven-figures recently and it's certainly not the only property of its type in the metropolitan area. How did we get here from there? Much in the same way that any home style evolves. Take a look at at some of the high-priced cottages on the market and the connections become apparent – it could be a small charming waterfront house that's climbed in value over the years or perhaps a larger new home with older design attributes such as gabled roofs, wide porches and combinations of stone and clapboard.

During the turn of the 20th century and up until World War II, Craftsman cottage kit-homes were popular in the Washington Metro area. The appeal of having materials and instruction delivered went hand-in-hand with a cost-effective philosophy. While catalog kit-homes covered a range of styles and prices, the cottage versions were usually simple affairs such as the Sears Natoma. This three-room structure lacked a bathroom and cost just $191 for the standard model and $266 for an upgrade with heavier wood. There were more expensive kit cottages of course. Still, it's somewhat odd to think of a home that cost less than many monthly cell phone plans.

Flash forward all these many years and the ubiquitous Washington Metro cottage continues to serve a multitude of purposes. From affordable fixer-uppers to fully restored and renovated homes in popular Del Ray, the style covers the gamut of prices. In fact, a recent search showed a local range from $119,900 to $2,249,000. The latter included six bedrooms, six baths and over 6,000 square feet of living space. That's a lot of cottage. It may not be the most common DC real estate property but the cottage has carved out an enduring niche.

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Listing information last updated on December 15th, 2017 at 4:14pm EST.