Saturday, February 5, 2011

craftsman cottage

My hubby gave me some homework today, to find an example of window casing styles I like for the trim work in the basement. He's about half way done with all of the trim work down there, most of the doors are trimmed, a lot of the baseboards are up, and it was time to decide exactly what to do for windows.

In my search, I ran across a tastefully renovated Craftsman style Cottage that has me drooling. The interior has all of the elements I want in our "someday" house, the wide plank oak floors, the door and trim styles, the knock your socks of classic white kitchen with vintage appeal and modern convenience, the glass tiled back splash, the whole thing is perfection.

Take a look for yourself:






Go HERE for the 360 tour of the kitchen.





Here's the exterior, I think they did an amazing job!


And the before of the exterior. You can tell that some of the elements are the same, but it's a whole new house!


All images and details came from Tar Paper Crane. http://www.tarpapercrane.com/2010/06/cottage-complete.html

I just expanded the file for my "someday" house, this cottage is right up my alley!

9 comments:

Janet said...

I love this house. I have seen the bedroom before somewhere, but I never saw the whole house before. Unfortunately this house gives me bad house envy.

Is the first picture what you are going to do for your window trim.

Grace @ Sense and Simplicity said...

Oh man, that is right up my alley too. I love all the built-ins, and the gorgeous trim, and the soft paint colours, and the shingles on the exterior...

You might have a look at Just Beachy's blog for more details about that kind of trim around windows as she did some like that in her home. She is a DIYer extrodinaire and does it all herself.

Kelli said...

I am in love. Craftsman style is my absolutely favorite!!! Thanks for sharing.

-Kasey said...

Wow, that is one gorgeous house! Look at all the beautiful craftsmanship! [no pun intended] :)

Kim said...

Thanks for finding my dreamhouse for me. After living in the Oregon all I dream of is Craftsman. I am totally drooling over that house too. Someday, hopefully.

Mindy said...

Janet, our window casings are very similar, we have a little pediment thingy that goes on the top, what we mostly needed was an idea of what to do with the sill, how wide to bring it out and what to do under it. Ours will be really similar to this.

Gorgeous house though, huh!

katek said...

I too love that house, love the simplicity of it, so bright and clean. Only thing I would change would be color of backsplash, as I'm not a "green person".

Anonymous said...

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