I have started doing more work on the Storybook Cottage and am getting a lot done on it. I have been looking around on the Internet for appropriate exterior for it. It reminds me of an American Gothic Revival house, so I found a picture on the web that I really like and I am going to do the outside in a similar fashion. However, the picture I found is done in stone blocks, I am going to "cheat" and do the walls with a colored material similar to the color of the block. Pictured is the look I am hoping to achieve on the exterior. If anyone has any suggestions on how to get that look, I am open to them.
As to the fate of the Sugarplum Cottage I started, Casey from http://caseymini.blogspot.com/ gave me the wonderful suggestion of taking out the second floor and turning into a studio or store. I have often fantazised about thatched roof cottages so I am going to do that on the outside and an artists studio on the inside. For now I have remove the second floor and blocked up the second story windows with the pieces that were removed. I found a picture on the web which stirred my fancy and I am going to do the outside of it like the other picture. I think it will work splendidly. I will need to square off the front door, but that should not be a problem. Thanks, Casey!