As important as it was for the family to have a place to congregate, Shannon also wanted room for some quiet time. While spaces like the great room and bunk room were designed with large groups in mind, smaller areas like the den and the front room are conducive to cozier experiences. “So, there’s a lot of space to gather, but there’s also a lot of space to go and be quiet,” Shannon says.
Originally intended to be a storage space, the bunk room was created at Emily’s suggestion. “The intention of that space was to create a space for a bunch of cousins to be able to hang out,” she says. The room features pullout trundles in addition to the built-in beds, providing sleeping space for eight. A TV and game table, as well as comfy seating in the form of floor poufs, encourage fun with friends and family.
Building on the foundation of over a century of history, the Leggats wanted their new cottage to be a part of the family story for generations to come. “They wanted it to be really nice, but they also wanted it to stand the test of time,” Emily explains. The design addresses both needs, resulting in a home that is sure to be lived in and loved by many members of the family for the next 100 years.