We bought this little cottage in May of 2011.
The cottage was built in the 1950's and at risk of offending the previous owner, it had certainly seen better days.
I was told that it much of this little house is an addition, which means that it would have originally been a one room cottage, probably a vacation space.
Thankfully the addition brings it up to a cozy 1100 square feet!
The landscaping continues to be an on ongoing process, but here are some before and afters of where we are today and where we came from.
|The shutters, inspired by last year's trip to New Orleans, cover up a large plate glass window that used to be a door. Removing it all together was an option, but I prefer the filtered light and the added color.|
The seventies deck will be seeing some updating in the next phase.
|Now wasn't she a beauty?? Poor thing! We just replaced the old shingles with new cedar in Seacoast Gray and I love the weathered finish! (and the fact that I no longer have to worry about painting)|