English Tudor-Cottage Style

English Cottage style homes are smaller in size and typically one to two stories. It is often referred to as Storybook style. The asymmetrical homes tend to be cozy and have irregular shaped rooms. The exterior walls have stucco and is mandatory if chosen as a style in Riverbend communities. Large fireplaces with clay chimney pots and decorative brick work is preferred in the English Cottage Style. Ornate detail is not completely necessary in this style but when concentrated such as small vertical windows it helps to express the height in the gables.

  • Typically low pitched roof
  • Gabled and shed roofs
  • Short
  • No hangovers
  • Parapet roofs
  • Barrel mission tiles on pitched roofs
  • Also used as accents on parapet walls
  • Typically stucco finish
  • Adobe


  • White
  • Ivory/Buff
  • Light earth tone
  • French doors
  • Typically arched
  • Glass door combined with wrought iron details
  • Bottom half has panels  Dark wood
  • Single/double
  • hung windows
  • Diamond iron details
  • Oriented for optimal views


  • Variety colored
  •  Wood shutters
  • Louver style
  • Board-n-batten shutters
  • Framed board-n-batten shutters


  • Light natural colors

  • Typically small porch
  • At entry
  • Typically brick/stone
  • veneer columns
  • With wood post on top
  • Gabled
  • Shed roofs
  • With small windows
Eave Details
  • Shallow overhangs
  • Round exposed rafters
  • Dark wood
  • Fascia 90 degrees with  roof pitch
  • Brick veneer
  • Stucco finish
  • Typically round flu
  • Opening is rectangular
Gutters & Downspouts
  • Gutter profile is typically half round
  • Decorative k-style gutter
  • Metal or Copper gutter and matching downspout
  • Decorative brackets and
  • Thick wood railing
  • Decoratively carved
  • Typically 4”
  • Wood trim
  • Match existing color
  • Contrasting colors

For a guide on type, style, details and general design of English Tudor-Cottage Style homes please view Pattern Book. The Pattern Book is only a guide and may change as construction proceeds.