Teeny Tiny Mansard Roof Cottage

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I saw this historic cottage on Old House Online and I think I peed my pants a little. [Did she just write that?]

I had to share it with you.

This tiny home was built in the 1870’s and measures in at just 300 square feet!

Known as “Round Pond Cottage”, the pint-sized treasure is located in Round Pond, Maine.

Here’s a winter shot I found on Pinterest:

image from: Pinterest
image from: Pinterest

The owners don’t know definitively who built the house – or why -but they have gleaned from local records that the the builder was perhaps an architect who created the house to model the mansard-roofed Second Empire style in the area.

It’s not for sale 🙁 but the current owners graciously allowed an architectural photographer in to take some pictures. These images by Brian Vanden Brink are wonderful eye candy for small houses lovers. And old house lovers, and house lovers in general.

Have a look:

image from: http://www.oldhouseonline.com/little-mansard-cottage/ (by: Brian Vanden Brink)
image from: http://www.oldhouseonline.com/little-mansard-cottage/ (by: Brian Vanden Brink)

This mini-house has been owned by the same devoted family since 1972.

image from: http://www.oldhouseonline.com/little-mansard-cottage/ (by: Brian Vanden Brink)
image from: http://www.oldhouseonline.com/little-mansard-cottage/ (by: Brian Vanden Brink)

Used as a vacation home, the wee-bit mansard roof cottage was renovated over the years and furnished with wonderful antiques and coastal Maine souvenirs.

image from: http://www.oldhouseonline.com/little-mansard-cottage/
image from: http://www.oldhouseonline.com/little-mansard-cottage/

Round Pond Cottage
image from: http://www.oldhouseonline.com/little-mansard-cottage/

Round Pond Cottage
image from: http://www.oldhouseonline.com/little-mansard-cottage/

Round Pond Cottage
image from: http://www.oldhouseonline.com/little-mansard-cottage/

There were no pictures of a kitchen or bathroom, but there is this:

Round Pond Cottage
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It is a vacation home after all!

Truthfully, there is in fact an indoor bathroom (not pictured) but it was not added until 1999 when the owners did a total renovation.

Out back there is also a deck connecting to a shed and bunkhouse.

image from: http://www.oldhouseonline.com/little-mansard-cottage/
image from: http://www.oldhouseonline.com/little-mansard-cottage/

In a big crazy world, it’s nice to see a little space of love.

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http://www.oldhouseonline.com/little-mansard-cottage/

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