by Jodi Peters
on Thursday, August 22nd, 2019 at 11:55am.
New Cottage Collections at Cinnamon Shore North Offer Smaller-Scale Luxury and Classic Coastal Charm
Only 3 of 7 Fountain Plaza Cottages remain, starting in the $400,000s, while Sunset Cottages begin in $600,000s. And our first cottage at Cinnamon Shore South is also under way.
You'll fall in love at first sight with the new cottage collections going up at Cinnamon Shore North. They're helping finish out North with consummate architectural panache and style, while appealing to people looking for a beach home that's more than a condo, but less than a 5-room, three-story manse.
Our Fountain Plaza Cottages – a collection of seven, small-scale beach homes at Cinnamon Shore North – have been snapped up! Only three remain, and each of these adorable homes fall under 1,000 square feet, like Seahorse, shown above. “Not everyone needs a multi-story, multi-bedroom space at the coast, but they still want privacy and the charm of a community like Cinnamon Shore,” says Developer Jeff Lamkin of Sea Oats Group, Inc.
The Fountain Plaza Cottages offer livable floor plans that capitalize on the Tiny House movement and down-sizing trend among American homebuyers. Yet each showcases rigorous design standards. Home plans by Schnell Urban Design, LLC, draw on ideas from beach communities that have stood the test of time, including classic cottage details such as dormer windows, exposed rafter tails, cupolas and decorative porch railings.
Designs range from a 749-square-feet plan for cottages named Seahorse and Minnow to a 971-square-foot design for a pair of homes called Sand Crab and Starfish. The plan below will build two cottages, called Sand Dollar and its sister cottage Scallop. The plans are simply flipped as they face each other aross the courtyard.
“It’s been so much fun to look at these plans and prepare to build these classic cottages,” says Pete Waggoner of Waggoner Custom Homes, based in Port Aransas. Waggoner and his brother, Tim, are fourth-generation German carpenters who have already contributed to Cinnamon Shore, building several homes there, including the Coastal Living Idea House in 2015. “We’re glad to bring a new collection of cottages and a new style of single-family residences to the Cinnamon Shore village,” Tim Waggoner says. “It’s really an amazing collection with such great curb appeal.”
The Fountain Plaza Cottages join another group of smaller homes – Sunset Cottages – also under way at Cinnamon Shore North.
“Both sets of cottages add mores options for those looking to invest in coastal real estate,” says Jodi Peters, managing broker at Cinnamon Shore Realty.
This Sunset Cottages group offers a little bigger footprint than the Fountain Plaza Cottages, ranging approximately 1,400 to 1750 square feet. Peach Cobbler, below, offers a charming pergola over its columned front porch.
The efficient floor plan provides compact, but livable and spacious-feeling rooms.
Strawberry Shortcake, also offers cottage charm with board-and-batten siding and crisp white woodwork defining the double-decker porches.
We're already known for welcoming, cottage charm, but these smaller homes with rich architectural details add another layer of authenticity and style as Cinnamon Shore North closes out.
Waggoner Custom Homes also is building one of the first cottage at Cinnamon Shore South. The 1,401-square-foot cutie is a 2-bedroom, 2.5 bath charmer with double porches across the front.
The first floor bunk room features twin bunks and queen bed, while the reverse plan puts the main living space on the second floor. Under 1,500 square feet and listed at $635,000, it's another example of how "good things come in smaller packages" when it comes to more affordable, luxury living on the coast.