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20 October, 2014
Craftsman Cottage Home Exterior

We moved!  Err…6 months ago.  I know…I’m so on top of my game.

I’ve had a few…okay…a “couple” of you ask to see the new crib so here you go!

I think this home is considered to be a Craftsman Cottage style.  Perhaps not the “cottage” that you are familiar with, but for this neighborhood, it is quiet small.  Actually, I’m pretty sure it’s the smallest home here.  I do love that we downsized by about 1500sq feet.

While the interior design aspects of this home are not quite my style, I am in love with the exterior.

Craftsman Cottage Home ExteriorPretty much everything about it makes me smile.  From the garage doors to the rock work.

Craftsman Garage Doors

Craftsman Cottage Home Exterior

It sits nestled on a tiny mountain in north Georgia.  It doesn’t have much of a yard, which was a major downfall in my book.  No veggie garden for me. :-(  The good thing about a smaller yard is that it is much more manageable.

Let’s head on in!

Craftsman Cottage Open Floorplan

As you enter the front door, you walk right into an open floor plan which I LOVE.  It is a small area all together, but it is quite perfect for us!  Can we just talk about all of those windows?  It is so bright all of the time and it makes it feel like you are always outside.

Walking on in to the left is the kitchen and dining area.  There is no formal dining room.  This is where things kind of go downhill…and please don’t take me wrong.  I do LOVE this house, but the finishes just are not my style.  (Even though I don’t really even know my style!)  I know that I must sound like a brat right now.

I would love to paint those cabinets grey.  I just feel like it’s sooooo much wood.  What do you think?  I do like the color of the island.  Those light fixtures…gotta go.  Of course, they probably won’t go anytime soon though.  It’s hard for me to replace things that aren’t “broken”.  You know what I mean?  I don’t know.  Maybe if we when the lotto!

There is a nice sized pantry behind those white double doors.

Craftsman Cottage Home Interior

To the right is the living area.  I don’t think that I would have chosen the rock fireplace, but I have really grown to love it.  It definitely adds to the cottage type feel.  I do like the whole set up with the shelves and cabinets on both sides.  Have you noticed the beams?  Pretty!  The arched ceilings help open up the small space.

Craftsman Cottage Home Interior

So, the next few pictures that I am sharing with you kind of explain why we truly fell in love with this house.

Back deck of mountain home

Our back yard is a national park.  Pretty flipping amazing right?

north Georgia mountain view

While we are out here let’s look at the back deck.

Craftsman deck

As you can see, it extends from our living area to the other side of the dining area which is our where our master is located.

Are you loving the ceiling?

Craftsman deck with slate tile

Me tooooooo!

Okay, let’s head back in…

The nursery and office is located to the right of the living area (as you come into the door).

The office…

home office

There is a powder room between the office and nursery…

powder room

The nursery…


This is where the layout becomes confusing to me.  The nursery is sooo teeny tiny, because it has it’s own teeny tiny bathroom.

This picture puts me into stone overload…


I would rather have had only one bathroom and a larger bedroom, but oh well!

Heading to the other side of the living area, there is a hallway leading to the laundry room, garage, and master.

hallwayLaundry room is small, but it is right across from the master.  No more lugging laundry up and down stairs!  Hooray!

Laundry roomMaster…

Master bedroomMaster bath with no tub :-(

Master bathroomThat’s okay though…the hubs got us a spa since we don’t have tub to soak in!

This little screened in porch is attached to the master.

screened in porch

I haven’t really figured out how to use this space yet.  Ideas welcome!

This completes the upper level of our home.  Now let’s head downstairs to the terrace level…also known as the hubby’s “space”.



Directly to the right of the stairwell there is a storage area.

Okay…as you can see, the terrace level has the exact same layout as the upstairs…

Craftsman Cottage homeInstead of another kitchen, there is an entertaining area…aka…a bar…craftsman cottage homeThere are also two tiny bedrooms with the tiny bathrooms…

guest bedroom

The previous owners took all of the bathroom mirrors except for one!

powder room

guest bedroom

We have already painted these rooms…

I mean…why in the world would someone want FIVE toilets to clean?

guest bathroomThere is also another deck which mimics the one upstairs.  Considering we don’t have a “back yard” to enjoy, I am loving these two decks.

craftsman deck

So, that’s it!  Our little mountain house that we are slowly making into our home.  It is a very casual and organic space.  It sort of feels like a tree house with all of the windows and trees that we see.

I do hope you enjoyed taking a peak inside.  I love looking at other people’s homes!!  (Not in the weird…stalker way 😉  If you would like, I would love to slowly show you guys how we are using the space in ways that best suits our family.

In the meantime, I am going to get back to chasing around my little 8 month old baby boy!

Hope you all have a beautiful day and thank you so much for visiting!

mountain viewsignew



P.S.  I love to add fun little updates on my Instagram account, so come find me @luchandler!

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  • Reply Jennifer Dawn 20 October, 2014 at 2:36 pm

    Your new home is gorgeous! The exterior, view, interior features–just stunning! I know you will make it a lovely home! Congrats!
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    • Reply Luisa 22 October, 2014 at 3:39 am

      Thank you so much Jennifer!

  • Reply Jennifer Mendoza 20 October, 2014 at 3:08 pm

    My jaw dropped to the floor! Stunning…beautiful…fabulous….I could keep going. You have an amazing home! Thanks for sharing!

    • Reply Luisa 22 October, 2014 at 3:41 am

      Thank you Jennifer! Glad you liked it!

  • Reply christy 21 October, 2014 at 1:26 am

    Wow what a dream house!! That view is amazing! Lucky girl…can’t wait to see it furnished (no pressure lol)! XO
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    • Reply Luisa 22 October, 2014 at 3:43 am

      Craig calls it his dream home. The view was for sure the selling point! Seriously never dreamed I would be in a home like this…
      Thank you for visiting!

  • Reply Donna 21 October, 2014 at 2:13 am

    What a beautiful home Luisa!! I would love to see updates as you make it your own. Congratulations. And your baby boy is too cute!

    • Reply Luisa 22 October, 2014 at 3:44 am

      Thank you so much Donna! He has my whole heart!!

  • Reply Sherry @ No Minimalist Here 21 October, 2014 at 3:47 am

    Wow, Luisa! Your new home is beautiful and what an amazing view. You mentioned not liking all the wood in the kitchen. Once you add curtains, rugs and accessories it may change your mind. Keep us updated on the changes.
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    • Reply Luisa 22 October, 2014 at 3:46 am

      Thank you for the tips Sherry! I guess I’m just used to the white cabinets that I used to have and it feels so weird to have wood cabinets now.

  • Reply Lisa at Texas Decor 21 October, 2014 at 4:43 am

    It’s beautiful!!! I love it all! What gorgeous views too. We recently painted our kitchen cabinets and it wasn’t nearly as hard as I anticipated. Thanks for sharing!
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    • Reply Luisa 22 October, 2014 at 3:48 am

      Thank you and thanks for the encouragement!

  • Reply Jesse 21 October, 2014 at 8:16 am

    It’s GORGEOUS Luisa! I can see how not having a formal dining room and too many toilets can get to be annoying but seriously, the curb appeal and THAT VIEW!!!!! It’s to die for! Thanks so much for sharing! I’d love to see future posts on how you’ve decorated it and made it into a home for your little family. Thanks so much for sharing! :)
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    • Reply Luisa 22 October, 2014 at 3:50 am

      Thank you Jesse! I actually don’t mind not having a formal dining room. It is one less room to clean so that I can have more time to clean the toilets…haha!

  • Reply Tabitha Martin 30 October, 2014 at 12:36 pm

    Do you know of anywhere that I can find the house plan to this home? Or locate the builder possibly?

  • Reply Jamie 7 February, 2015 at 9:01 pm

    This is gorgeous! I’m loving your blog 😉
    Hugs, Jamie

    • Reply Luisa 25 February, 2015 at 6:28 am

      Thank you so much for visiting Jamie and for taking the time to leave your sweet comment. I am a big fan of your blog too!

  • Reply Alyson 28 October, 2016 at 4:11 pm

    What is the exterior paint color? I love it!

  • Reply Jillian Smith 15 November, 2016 at 3:25 am

    Do you know what house plan this is or who the architect is? We are in the process of selecting home plans and I love this exterior and design.

  • Reply Ginger Hitz 28 August, 2017 at 7:08 am

    I am really interested in the exterior paint colors and the stone. Do you happen to know what they are? I can contact your builder, but would need a little information from you to narrow it down.


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