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

Live "Outdoors" Year-Round

To allow for use of the front porch in nearly all four seasons, Michael installed wraparound windows outfitted with removable glass panels that keep out wind and cold weather. Two 3-foot-wide French doors connect the porch and living area. "We use the porch with the doors open so it feels like and extension of the buidling," Michael says. "It makes the house seem bigger."

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