A saltbox home is a traditional New England style of house. Featuring a long, pitched roof that slopes down to the back, the homes are a single story in the back and two stories in the front.
The saltbox's name comes from its resemblance to the wooden lidded box that salt was once used to store salt. The style probably originated from single story additions added to Cape Cod and Colonial homes in the 17th century. A flat front and central chimney were typical design elements in early saltbox houses.
28 x 20 Saltbox Plan
This 28 x 20 saltbox plan offers 840 square feet of usable space, including the 280 square foot loft. The open side of this home features a 19'6" high ceiling, if the collar ties are left exposed. You'll have plenty of room in this traditional timber frame, whether you use it as your home home, workshop, studio, or office.
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