About Storybook Homes

Old Door“It’s all about the details!”

If you’ve had a chance to look around our web site and see a few of our cottages, hopefully you have noticed the particular attention we pay to details even the smallest details are important to us.

Storybook Homes cottage designers, Samuel and Tina Hackwell, have traveled extensively in western Europe, drawing inspiration from the quaint English and French style cottages that dot the rural hillsides. Old world European cottages have endured as dignified, historic homes, yet are still renowned for their quaint and cozy appeal. They have also studied and explored some of the real Storybook Style neighborhoods and cottages of the 20′s & 30′s here in America.

Explore Storybook Homes cottage plans and you’ll see French country details like turrets, stucco and clay-tiled roofs. We also evoke English cottage style with traditional Tudor elements like bargeboards, oak timber cladding, slate roofs, diamond-paned windows, stained glass and ornamental chimney pots. Then feast your eyes on the whimsical such as wavy roofs, quirky shapes, and exaggerated elements of the Storybook Style. All Storybook Homes favor the use of enduring, low maintenance materials like stone, brick, stucco and copper.

Cottage tower detail.Imagine your own comfortable, little stone cottage, nestled into a peaceful garden. Don’t forget the charming, traditional cottage garden, with its riot of colors, textures, and fragrances. Every Storybook Homes’ cottage plan set includes a complementary list of suggested cottage-style landscape plants to compliment your cottage.

You provide the perfect lot and location; we’ll provide the plans for the perfect cottage.
You can trust us with your dreams!

In the design process, Storybook Homes has paid meticulous attention to detail and authentic cottage accents. We provide a list of dozens Preferred Vendors we have selected and work with which sell or can create beautiful materials and adornments to your cottage, this list is included in every plan set we sell. These sources will provide you with a wealth of information and ideas to help you create the charming cottage you’ve been dreaming about most of you life and unable to find until now.

We have a listening ear and realize that you may have some special requests or you may have been dreaming about unique features you want in your cottage. We want your cottage to be exactly as you wish. Therefore, we offer design services for revising any of our currently offered plans, or we could custom design a picturesque or Storybook style cottage just for you.

Cottage home elevation detail.

Build a Storybook Home. Expect happy endings.