New England Cottage Makeover
Frank Pelzer has a '50s beach cottage with a great view of the bay. It has a contemporary feel, and Frank wants to give it the East Coast style of his childhood.
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Frank Pelzer has a '50s beach cottage with a great view of the bay. It has a contemporary feel, and Frank wants to give it East Coast style, to remind him where he grew up and worked summer jobs on the New England coast. It's close to the water, and lends itself to a New England Shingle Style cottage transformation. Designers Daniel Owens and Kem Theilig are teaming up to give the house an East Coast feel from house to garden.
They're changing the entry from an awkward side approach to a welcoming walk straight to the front door. They're rebuilding and redesigning the front entry deck and building a traditional front portico with classical columns. The wood siding is getting covered with cedar shingles and the yard will be transformed into a Nantucket-inspired cottage garden, complete with roses, hydrangeas, and a garden arbor.
Here's how they do it:
- replace contemporary front entry deck with New England-style railings
- build octagonal pop out on deck to take in views, with Adirondack chairs
- reorient approach to house from side to front with new front stairs and cobblestone path
- build front entry portico with columns and built-in beadboard benches
- new front door with traditional divided sidelights and transom
- cover house with shingles and warm grey stain
- paint trim cream for New England-style color
- resurface concrete driveway with faux stone look
- nautical-style pendant entry light & garage lights
- replace garage door with carriage style door
- arched Nantucket-style front entry arbor and gate
- Nantucket cottage-style garden
- Nautical / New England-style craft projects and garden accessories
Homewowners Jeff and Lisa Proctor hope that one of three designers can create a bathroom that is suitable for a growing family.