triguy128 wrote:It's not a architectural style. Its' a utility building. IF anything it follows a 1950's cottage or bungalow style. I think "cottage" is your overall theme. Warm and inviting So it's form following function with cost being the primary concern.
hm...I'm not really seeing 1950's cottage (which, quite literally, what my house is), but it might vary by location for what "cottage" really is.
However, if you do decide to just go with cottage, it can be super fun and pretty cheap...er...inexpensive. Cottage style here anyway, is basically a mishmash of whatever was available. None of my original windows match for instance-they were all probably salvaged from other houses as windows were replaced. My cottage theme is whatever works, lol. I don't think, aside from the kitchen (which is pretty much 50's), that there is a distinctive era here. Our "new" living room floor (as yet to be installed) is actually sheathing from a garage that was taken down, I'm guessing by the era of houses in that town it was built in the 40's. Also in the livingroom, the paneling is 70's, but we whitewashed it to be able to "weave" in new stuff without trying to match the fade/stain. We have a 1920's china cabinet (that we got for free) as a display piece with random things on it (everything from a ball jar filled with beach glass to a vintage schooner reproduction windvane). We also have about 15 or so old farm crates serving as shelving, and a lake stone covered hearth pad for our brand new wood stove, which sits between two sliding glass doors with new curtains-but the curtain rods are hidden by vintage boat oars covered in chippy blue paint.
I guess what I'm saying is IMO, cottage is whatever works, it's a "make-do" style that can be whatever you want!
The Cottage Blog: http://eclecticcottage.blogspot.com/
Current home: 1950's Summer Cottage turned year round home (the Cottage)
-@ 700 sq ft, heated with a wood stove, on the shore of Lake Ontario
Previous home: 1920's Vernacular (the Old House)