I kinda flipped when I saw how homeowners Marilyn and Brian turned what had been a run-down garage behind their home on Cape Cod into a charming guest cottage. The potential downside, though? Their guests may never want to leave…
A Cozy Guest Cottage
It was featured in This Old House and I liked it so much I tracked down more photos of it.
The homeowners hired architect John Kuhn, contractor Tom Hague III, and interior designer Tina Lalonde to transform it into a guest cottage. To look at it now, you’d never know it was once a garage…or that it was built in the 1960s!
The photo below is from the architect’s website. Can you spot the differences from the one above?
Another photo of the upstairs landing, via the architect’s portfolio:
There’s an adorable balcony off the second-floor bedroom:
Kuhn Riddle Architects won the 2013 Chatham Preservation Award for restoring the main house, built in 1880:
I really wanted to get a peek inside the main house, too, and found an article about the kitchen:
You can see photos of its makeover here.
This photo of the back of the main house shows how close it is to the cottage:
So charming! Visit This Old House for more photos and information, including paint colors and floor plans of the cottage (story by Deborah Baldwin; photos by Keller + Keller; renovation by Kuhn Riddle Architects).