Inspired by the historic worker cottages found throughout this rural Montana mining town, the Cottage Community infill development is designed to complement traditional cottage scale and details in a contemporary way. With building site area limited by a significant slope, each cottage includes three bedrooms, open living space, and connections to the outdoors in a compact 792 sq. ft. building footprint.
In form, the homes embrace the iconic ‘cottage’ form with a simple gable roof, material changes, and cutaway entries that welcome you with a ‘pop’ of color. Inside, the gable form features vaulted ceilings in living spaces, making the compact spaces feel large. A partial loft area above the main level bedroom provides additional guest sleeping space or an area for retreat in these small homes.