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Roger’s Cottage, 675-sq.-ft. Retreat in Downtown Raleigh

This is the story of Roger’s Cottage, a 675-sq.-ft. retreat in the heart of Downtown Raleigh, North Carolina.

It was a historic preservation move where the entire cottage was relocated, and Scott and Ashley of The Hive Drive Bus are here to show it to us.

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675-sq.-ft. Cottage in Downtown Raleigh

Welcome to Roger’s Cottage!

From here you are only 2-3 blocks away from everything you could ask for in the city.

Spiral staircase to the loft, brick fireplace, updated kitchen,..

Beautifully rustic door…

It’s got all of the right touches, doesn’t it?

The kitchen is simple, open, and utilitarian.

The table, lighting, and plants add such a nice touch, too.

A great place to enjoy tea.

Get some work done on the computer, read a magazine on the couch…

Playing games on the coffee table. Life’s good!

Some video editing work, possibly.

And a super comfortable bed for rest.

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  • Sheila
    October 15, 2020, 4:47 pm

    Is that a double fire place? Use to live in a house that had a double fire place. This is real nice. I see the door is antiqued? I have always like that. Beautiful cottage.

  • Lantz
    October 18, 2020, 3:40 am

    In the US during the 50s the avg sq ft home was 700 and a big house 1500. Looking at this 675 sq ft shows how little we need to be happy and how much less a home could be built for and paid off sooner.

    • Natalie C. McKee
      October 18, 2020, 1:54 pm

      Completely agree, Lantz!

      • March 21, 2021, 3:53 pm

        Yes, Lantz… yes, Natalie. You two hit the proverbial nail smack dab on its head. Perfectly said. I continue to see cookie cutter semi-mansions being built in and around my beautiful college town of Fayetteville, Arkansas, and they make me sick at my stomach. No one needs that much room. Even if one is wealthy, a semi-mansion or worse is far too much. These comments are respectfully submitted. Stephan of Arkansas

  • Christine Yahner-Divadkar
    October 25, 2020, 9:32 pm

    What a cute – and ROOMY – cottage! Love it! And it looks like it meets most city ordinances. Thanks for the tour.

  • Eric
    November 28, 2020, 12:06 am

    Oh come on. Those doors are weather beaten nightmares, supposedly distressed, which is another word for… yep, you guessed it, weather beaten nightmares.

  • Amber Wildman
    March 21, 2021, 10:25 am

    Gorgeous, I love everything about it! And Raleigh is such a booming city too. They’re living my dream lol

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