The Southern Cottage (2011 Parade of Homes)

Welcome to our southern cottage plan “The Casselberry Cottage”. This was Slattery Builders first time being featured in the Parade of Homes 2011.  Our goal was to bring a Southern plan style to Fort Wayne with super sweet features.  The exterior was planned to look simple and sophisticated.  Lots of shutters and big windows bringing you our own version of a plantation floor plan.  A southern cottage house needs to incorporate columns, pediments, and shutters.  Slattery is known for the details on front porches and colored stained concrete to give the porch an extra feeling of southern charm.  We for sure wanted to have a place to sit and rock at the end of the day. 

The casselberry cottage is a home that is treasured and hard not to love.  Slattery Builders won 3 awards all in first place: best interior, best kitchen, best landscape, and second place for master bathroom design.  The first thing we designed was the open floor plan.  We wanted the heart of the home to be the kitchen and every room it connects with.  As you walk in thru the front door, the windows facing the rear are spectacular.  When we started breaking ground we had the blueprints done and was interviewing for a designer to dress up the home.  We chose the company Rustic Hutch.   We worked together on colors and fabrics for the home.  The kitchen cabinets were antiqued with brown glaze and the eat in kitchen had a custom made banquette bench made by Troy Slattery the owner.  Off from the dining room is a masculine library and on the other side was the master suite.  The master suite has a garden tub with 2 separate vanities and a glamours shower.  Upstairs are the three other bedrooms along with a full bath.  Each bedroom was decorated in vintage decor with historical wall colors. 

Back down stairs across from the kitchen was a built in morning bar.  A place for coffee or sweet tea perhaps.  Down the hall was a large laundry room along with a half bath.  The outside has twelve shutters!  Yes, twelve shutters, each and everyone was custom made and hung.  We wanted the simplicity of the exterior to be a replica of the southern homes.  So we chose only to use one color throughout the siding and only stone on lower area of porch.  When the home finished and the furnishes begun, we decided on each side of the fireplace needed more trim detail.  So Troy came in and designed a custom trim frame.  We decided to paint the frame the same as the wall color so it would fade into the background and not stand out.  Little touches like that can make all the differences.  That is what makes Slattery Builders so unique.  We can make changes happen and are truly a custom home builder.  No trim is to big or to small.

So ya’ll like what you see, give us a call and ask about the casselberry cottage, the floor plan is part of the Slattery Builders Cottage Collection.