Live Large in a Small Space

There is just something alluring about a cozy beach cottage. See how three families make the most of their square feet—one has fewer than 380!

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Nantucket Guest Cottage
Photographer: Deborah Whitlaw Llewellyn, Writer: Marisa Spyker

Invest in Subtle Details

A smaller area doesn't mean you should skimp on architectural interest. Things like trims and finishes tend to get noticed more when less is going on. In this cottage, Michael channeled authentic Nantucket architecture with beaded board tongue-in-groove poplar wall panels and custom window treatments and moldings reminiscent of Quaker styling.

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