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 #DC9806852

3414 Volta Pl Nw

WASHINGTON, DC
$2,195,000

MLS#: DC9806852
3 Bed, 2½ Bath
2224 Sqft, 0.09 Acres
Residential

Cobbs Rd

ALEXANDRIA, VA
$1,489,900

MLS#: FX9752678
6 Bed, 5½ Bath
6312 Sqft, 0.64 Acres
Residential

Cobbs Rd

ALEXANDRIA, VA
$1,489,900

MLS#: FX9752705
6 Bed, 5½ Bath
6312 Sqft, 0.64 Acres
Residential

Cobbs Rd

ALEXANDRIA, VA
$1,489,900

MLS#: FX9752712
6 Bed, 5½ Bath
6312 Sqft, 0.64 Acres
Residential

6457 Linway Ter

MCLEAN, VA
$1,329,500

MLS#: FX9908437
5 Bed, 4 Bath
3022 Sqft, 0.5 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

Photo of Listing #AX9544345

635 Upland Pl

ALEXANDRIA, VA
$1,200,000

MLS#: AX9544345
3 Bed, 1 Bath
960 Sqft, 1 Acre
Residential

Photo of Listing #MC9894484

3809 Woodbine St

CHEVY CHASE, MD
$1,045,000

MLS#: MC9894484
5 Bed, 3½ Bath
3230 Sqft, 0.13 Acres
Residential

2704 P St Nw

WASHINGTON, DC
$940,000

MLS#: DC9918799
3 Bed, 1½ Bath
650 Sqft, 0.02 Acres
Residential

Photo of Listing #DC9922982

3137 Patterson St Nw

WASHINGTON, DC
$899,000

MLS#: DC9922982
4 Bed, 2½ Bath
1719 Sqft, 0.09 Acres
Residential

804 Vine St

HERNDON, VA
$895,000

MLS#: FX9866288
4 Bed, 3½ Bath
3748 Sqft, 0.16 Acres
Residential

Photo of Listing #AR9903487

710 24th St S

ARLINGTON, VA
$875,000

MLS#: AR9903487
3 Bed, 2½ Bath
2484 Sqft, 0.15 Acres
Residential

Photo of Listing #DC9902947

6125 32nd St Nw

WASHINGTON, DC
$874,999

MLS#: DC9902947
3 Bed, 2 Bath
1194 Sqft, 0.12 Acres
Residential

Photo of Listing #AX9884498

1309 Quincy St

ALEXANDRIA, VA
$850,000

MLS#: AX9884498
4 Bed, 2 Bath
2210 Sqft, 0.16 Acres
Residential

Photo of Listing #FX9770497

733 Utterback Store Rd

GREAT FALLS, VA
$830,000

MLS#: FX9770497
1 Bed, 1 Bath
712 Sqft, 2.87 Acres
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 April 26th, 2017 at 9:19pm EDT.