How to you maximize space while creating a traditional home? We've got the answers here. When Atlanta architect Brandon Ingram was tasked with designing a small cottage 30 minutes outside Tallahassee, Florida, he knew it needed to be two things: "extremely efficient and super Southern." Extremely efficient because this is the second building on the property and county laws mandated that it be no more than 800 square feet. And super Southern because of its setting, a bucolic 17 1/2 acres of land studded with live oak, pine, and magnolia trees, perfect for afternoons spent on breezy porches. Brandon Ingram designed three similar small house plans just for you! Visit houseplans.southernliving.com to find your new cottage.