Hello, hello! I am still here, alive and well. I took some much needed time off and headed up North to ski with Matty and my children for a few days. They had a school break last week, soooo we embraced it! I’m excited to be back and am working on a slew of great projects this Spring!!
You know I love myself a great cottage so I thought I’d kick off the week looking at a charming exterior today! The weather in Northeast getting brighter and warmer by the day. It’s amazing how the warmer weather and longer days can make you (well me) so happy! I’m also working from my new office this week, woot woot! Onto my post….
I have a confession, I’m a real estate stalker. I love driving around town and spotting houses for sale. I also peruse Zillow every week for new listings. It’s a favorite past time my boyfriend and I share. I dream of and envision putting an addition on my own little house too, not sure what I’ll end up doing but dreaming is fun for sure..I came across this revamp of a Cape style home by architect Ross Piper via Southern Living, what do you think? Besides the chimney looking a bit out of proportion, I love it! All images: Southern Living
Here is the “before” shot. The architect stated that the home was just “wanted to be symmetrical”. I’d have to agree.
Here are the beautiful details of the design:
A third dormer was added, they were also given more substance.
I am adoring the new lattice detail columns and prominent entrance.
And let’s not forget the exterior of the home. It opens up to a beautiful backyard. Added was a gorgeous, large porch and sitting area. Yes, please to this beauty!