Cape Cod Cottage: Before-and-After Slide Show

College sweethearts Helen Stuart and Bobby Jones are still in love after 13 years of marriage, but their feelings have cooled toward their Cape Cod home. Designer Andrew Zill and landscape designer Nina Smith help bring back the love.

  • Before: Visitors first noticed the crumbling concrete walkway and worn picket fence.
  • Before: Weathered white paint, outdated louvered windows and a worn step made for a very unattractive entry.
  • After: Plants fit for an English garden are installed in the new landscape.
  • After: The whimsical art pieces for the garden were found at a salvage yard.
  • After: Faux cedar siding and insulated casement windows freshen the front.
  • After: Copper window boxes add a quaint touch to this transformation.
  • After: From a distance, the changes all add up to present a fresh, cohesive look and genuine cottage style.
  • After: A pergola for the front of the house matches an existing arbor and complements the white picket fence.
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