Before-and-After Cottage Makeover

A 1930s Austin, Texas, cottage gets a major overhaul. It's practically unrecognizable — in all the right ways.

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Photography by Ryann Ford; styling by Elizabeth Demos

After: Modern Cottage

The homeowner says, "I wanted a clean, modern look without sacrificing the original architectural charm of the place," he says. So with a few coats of paint, lots of limestone and some inventive landscaping, his cottage got a curb-appeal boost that extends all the way to the backyard. By converting a rickety carport into a media room and an office, which he connected to the house, he also boosted his quality of life — and his home's value. "Covering my car wouldn't make me nearly as happy as kicking back and watching TV in my new space," he says.

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