The Cottman-Pinkett House is an historic property restored and rehabilitated by the Somerset County Historical Trust with the help and support of the Maryland Historical Trust and several other organizations.
Directly west of the Littleton Long House, it is a two-story, three-bay frame house built for Isaac and Priscilla Cottman around 1884-85, just two decades after the Civil War. They were able to secure a loan of $150 that enabled them to have a dwelling of their own.
Later the house was owned by the Pinketts, whose relatives still live in the area and one of their descendants the well-known celebrity Jada Pinkett Smith.
The Trust began restoration in 2006. They removed the exterior siding that had been added, uncovering the second front door. Every effort was made to restore the original fabric of the house, including the back-turned stair and much of the woodwork in the kitchen. The cabinets were designed and built by Woody Howard, a Somerset County craftsman.
The property was subsequently rented until 2019, when it was sold to a private buyer.