One of the great things about Pinterest is that I keep coming across beautiful houses I’ve seen in magazines over the years but had kind of forgotten about.
Today’s rediscovery was this 1840s schoolhouse in the Catskills called “Monkey Cottage” that I fell in love with when Country Living featured it.
Take a look!
Monkey Cottage in the Catskills
It belongs to Jason Oliver Nixon and John Loecke, a magazine editor and a decorator, who bought the neglected Federal-style schoolhouse for only $30,000.
At that time it was a rental, and it was a big ol’ mess.
They spent a year transforming the 900-square-foot schoolhouse into a colorful little weekend retreat they dubbed Monkey Cottage.
Homeowners Jason and John under the “Monkey Cottage” sign at the side door:
Read the full article at Country Living
(photos by Lucas Allen; story by Sara Bliss).