The latest design is a charming caretaker’s cottage for a mountainside home in the Connecticut River Valley area of western Massachusetts. At about 825 sq. ft. (not including entry porch and one-car garage), the entire house uses our standard Beamed Exterior Wall System ( The main living area to the front (living, kitchen, and dining) are under a Beamed Cathedral Roof System ( The back section is a central entry with a laundry room, and a generous master bedroom suite with walk-in closet and full bath- all under a conventional mid-floor (ceiling). Upstairs over the bedroom there is a storage loft that looks down onto the living area below. It’s under a cathedral Plaster and Accent Beam Roof System (, and is accessible via a pull-down stair. It also opens into the upper level of the attached garage (not included) for additional storage.

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822 sq ft
Package Price: $109,750 as specified below  (from $102,500 to $129,500 depending on framing options).
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The standard price includes our Full Exposure Wall System, Plaster and Beam or Beamed Mid-Floor System (same package price), our Beamed Roof System over the center section, and our Plaster and Accent Beam Roof System over the bedroom wings. The entry porch is our Beamed Porch System, while the screen porch is our Liner Porch System with a flat ceiling. The walkout level (daylight basement), garage, and connector are not included in the above pricing.

Depending on framing options you select, the price could be lower or higher. This price is valid through 2022; prices generally increase about 2-3% per year after pricing date. Walkout basements and/or garages can typically be added to any home, but are not included in our initial price (whether drawn on plans or not). Prices are based on engineering requirements of up to 90 mile per hour wind speed, up to 65 pound snow load, and low seismic activity zones. Our packages can be adapted for higher ratings; this may result in a higher price. Pricing errors on our site are rare, but a price change for your package may be required if a mistake is found.