Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Wrapped Up--A Downtown Cottage

Around this time last year, a repeat client of mine approached me to design two houses on the site of a single old residence that had burned down some years ago. The result was two charming designs that we hoped would feel as if they had always been part of the classic neighborhood they inhabit.

The first of the houses (you can see the floor plans HERE) is now finished, and I wanted to share some photos:

The front elevation. The slope of the lot meant tucking the garages below the houses. Brick arches, a swooping entrance roofline, and Tudor accents are typical of other houses in the neighborhood. Our hope is that once the landscape matures, one will be hard pressed to know if the house is new or a recently renovated house vintage to the street.

Elegant brick steps and wrought iron railing lead to the elevated front door.

Gorgeous arched front door with "speak easy" window.

Another arched door leads to the rear porch. These doors are a favorite feature of everyone who sees the house.

The cabinet doors are missing, but a wall of built ins and a traditional fireplace anchor the great room.

A porcelain tile mimics slate on the screened back porch.

The foyer showcases another arch--a theme repeated through the house.

The master bath has a soaker tub, a large shower, and warm slate tile.

Another arch frames the view into the kitchen and dining room. Distressed black cabinetry is dramatic and classic.

A view down the light filled stairway.

A secondary bathroom has a vintage inspired tile design and Carerra marble countertops.

The carpet is missing, but this cozy room tucked into the eaves will make a great home office!


  1. Beautiful residential interior, how long did you made this interior?

    1. We spent about two months planning,and six months of construction.