For this beautiful Colonial Cottage we brought back the fan favorite “german smear” technique from season 3! This home was originally very traditional looking with red brick, white trim and dark shutters. We brought it back to life by updating the exterior and filling it with beautiful nooks and spaces for this family to relax together.
Objective: Extend the footprint of the kitchen to make it larger and more practical.
Objective: Carve out a space in the heart of the home for the family to gather for meals.
LIVING + READING NOOK
Objective: Create a comfortable and cozy living room and reading nook for the family to gather together and enjoy.
Objective: Set aside a special place for the Severns family to get away and work from the comfort of their home.
Objective: Build a wooden pergola on the front of the house, and add french doors leading out onto it for easy outdoor access from the entire bottom floor of the home.
Chip and I loved designing this home for the Severns family and dreaming up little places for them to retreat and enjoy. This may be the first home we’ve done where the focus was specifically on creating these little hiding spaces for the family to sneak away and read a good book or get a little extra work done. Thank you, Severns, for letting us fix up your beautiful colonial cottage!