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Saratoga Cottage on the Alley.

This Park Alley Home fits the neighborhood just fine.

Located on a quiet street in Saratoga Springs, NY this home was designed by Maine Coast Cottage Co. (www.mainecoastcottage.com) [who] is the architect, designer, creator and copyright owner of the designs and floor plans of this home.  The Witt constructed home makes an architecturally significant but unpretentious statement to visitors and passersby.  The home’s cottage style, reminiscent of Saratoga homes with a bit of coastal Maine in the mix, is all about the details.

The stone pillars at the charming porte-cochere give a sense of strength, while the carved arch at the entrance strikes an intimate note and says welcome.  To add a sense of spaciousness to a 2,400-square-foot home, built-ins add craftsmanship and easy storage.

With two bedrooms, a loft, 3 ½ baths and a 400-square-foot guest suite, Saratoga Cottage on the Alley is large in living comfort but small in its demands on the homeowners.

Other features that make this house a home:  The three bay windows invite the outside in, while the stone fireplace is ideal for gathering around. The kitchen opens to the dining room for easy living and a mudroom is conveniently located off the laundry room. Paned cottage-style windows and the carriage-house garage door bring history to a new home.  Cedar shakes and siding add texture and originality to the house’s cottage style.  Natural materials – maple, stone, beadboard – are warm and carefree.

The home’s cottage style fits right into the neighborhood and suits its owner’s just fine.