benton cottage

This small guest cottage stands comfortably on its own as an excellent example of traditional architecture.  Completed in 1999, the project serves as a guest house and garage to the main residence, which was completed in 2002.  In keeping with the Anglo-Caribbean style of Rosemary Beach, the exterior has smooth stucco finish on the first floor and stained lap siding on the second floor.  the cedar shingle roof features exposed rafter tail and attic dormers.  Other architectural details include operable shutters, large stained garage doors, and flower boxes.  The ground floor houses the garage, storage room and bathroom (with interior and exterior shower for visitors returning from the beach.)  The second floor includes a large living area with galley kitchen, bathroom and bunk room.  Located upstairs in the attic space is a large guest bedroom with a bathroom and view to the main house.  The attic dormers provide plenty of sunlight and cool ocean breezes.  Though small in scale, the design of the project draws from the efficiency and craftsmanshipfound on fine yachts, the result of which is an elegant and charming abode.