English Cottage house plans go by many different names, including English Tudor, Storybook, Whimsical Cottage or Old-World Cottage. No matter the name, their character and details come from the spirit of the world’s craftsmen. Their roots are from a time when detail and design was a necessity in a home plan. These details included steep roofs clad in thatch or slate, which were designed to shed rain and snow. Clay or mud was used to fill the walls between the timber framing, creating the familiar “half-timbered” appearance. Prominent chimneys were evident and used to heat the home and cook the food. Elements Design-Build English Cottage house plans offer more carefully-planned and functional layouts, without sacrificing one bit of storybook charm. In other words, our Urban English Cottages offer modern amenities alongside romantic detail with a whimsical flair.