Gorgeous Classic Cottage in San Francisco

Today’s home tour features the type of architectural exterior that I love. Interesting windows, porches on all levels, and a backdrop of trees that hug the property. Although I’m calling this a classic cottage, it’s not a small house – but the design elements learn toward cottage style.

Gray and White Classic Cottage in San FranciscoPhoto by Heydt Designs


A large windowed door opens up into the cool blue entryway. I prefer a front door with a window, but some people might feel it’s not private enough.

Blue entryway hall with large windowed doorPhoto by Heydt Designs


The living room is bright and open with a set of French doors. The space is clean and uncluttered, with playful fabrics on furniture and pillows.

Cottage Style Living Room with Patterned Furniture and PillowsPhoto by Heydt Designs


Just off the living room is the staircase with a tall narrow window lighting the way.

Wood and White Traditional StaircasePhoto by Heydt Designs


The kitchen has a traditional vibe with custom cabinetry and subway tile. A statement light fixture illuminates the kitchen island.

Classic Cottage Kitchen with Subway Tile and Custom CabinetsPhoto by Heydt Designs


A trio of sunny yellow metal stools pull up to the kitchen island. Flowers and lemons are brought in as additional yellow accents.

Classic Cottage Kitchen with Yellow AccentsPhoto by Heydt Designs


A banquette style breakfast nook is tucked into a windowed corner of the kitchen, with a door leading to the outside patio for alfresco dining.

Banquette Breakfast Nook in Classic Cottage Photo by Heydt Designs


A spacious landing resides at the top of the classic cottage staircase. Note the round window and skylight with a large window for outdoor views.

Upstairs Hallway LandingPhoto by Heydt Designs


The master bedroom also features a porthole window above expansive French doors leading out to the balcony.

Master Bedroom with Four Poster Bed and Neutral Color SchemePhoto by Heydt Designs


A girl’s bedroom features a wallpapered accent wall under a vaulted ceiling. Twin vintage beds complete the look.

Twin Vintage Beds in Girls Pink and White BedroomPhoto by Heydt Designs


At the end of the day, the homeowners can enjoy a soak in a freestanding tub in the neutral master bathroom.

Neutral Tone Bathroom with Freestanding BathtubPhoto by Heydt Designs

You can see more pictures of today’s classic cottage by Heydt Designs over at Houzz.


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  1. The neutral tones with added pops of color is so soothing. Easy to change your pops of color than all the walls and furniture. The wallpaper in the girls room is adorable. I always think I’ll try a little wallpaper somewhere (we used to wallpaper everything years ago) just to add some added depth but I’m a bit scared of the removal later on..oh how I will never forget that! The stool with the deer legs is interesting and adds a whimsical touch. I like that.

  2. An absolutely beautiful home! A couple of the accent color choices are not my taste (I would love to see coral instead of gold in the living room and anything but bright yellow in the kitchen), but overall the home is absolute perfection! I like that you noted that it is cottage-style, as we (me included) often think of “cottage” as small and cozy. This home proves it can be expansive and still qualify as Cottage. Well done!