Sunday, May 1, 2011

Straight Out of Cottage Living

I was looking at homes locally and came across this cute home. The exterior does remind me of something straight out of the magazine Cottage Living. The interior is a little more traditional but very cute! It's listed by Tanya Mock and more information can be found HERE.

I like the different, muted colors on the home accenting the picket fence pattern near the roofline. This home was built in 1888 by a home builder/carpenter J.S. White and it reminds me of the carpenter details you see on a lot of little homes in the area.

The front parlor looks like it was converted into a formal dining area. I love the traditional fireplace next to the dining room...a little unexpected but really adds some drama to the room.

That really is a gorgeous fireplace!

This must be the family room. The owner used dark paint colors in these rooms but seems to get away with it due to the crown molding (which is fabulous) and the beadboard wainscoting. Is that a tin ceiling?

Another fireplace? How cool or should I say warm? Ha ha! This homeowner must have some design aesthetic as the drapes look custom made and are hung high to accent the height of the windows and of the room.

This looks like a butler's pantry. How lucky to have one especially in such a small house (around 1,300'). As small as this house is on paper, it feels larger due to the extra storage the pantry provides.

This kitchen is phenomenal with the wood walls! It's unusual but must have been uncovered while renovating. What an exciting thing to discover!

I like the barn light above the sink! Oh, and the sink is a farmhouse it! And there's subway tile. Again, I think a designer had a hand in all of this as its very well thought out.

A lot of natural light in the kitchen with that large window.

Laundry room looks functional and I think I spy more wood work on the walls.

I love the fact that the homeowner kept this room simple with white paint but you can still see all the trim/molding/beadboard. I think I spy the Pottery Barn numbered hooks. I've seen them in the catalog for coats and jackets but what a clever way to hang towels!

This must be the boy's nursery. Several things jumped out at me. One being the chalkboard painted closet door which I think says, "Sweet Child O'Mine" which goes perfectly with the rocker vibe I see in the room. You typically don't see an electric guitar hung in a nursery but it totally works here. I think I see a "Who" album cover on the wall too. Love it!

This must be the master bedroom. Looks small but its a small house. It's cute with the variations of yellow on the wall to accent the beadboard.

The office. Again, several hues of yellow on the walls to accent the chair rail molding. The room has formal window treatments but the furniture fits that style and how stylish to have a chandelier in your office!

The exterior front door. The home was built in 1888 and it looks like the homeowners have done a great job keeping the house preserved without making it look like a museum. Nicely done! I looked at the listing and it's $299,000! Great deal and I expect someone to snap it up quickly!

(All images from Tanya Mock at Windermere Real Estate)

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