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…
It was featured by This Old House. Take a look!
A Cozy Guest Cottage
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!
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. You can see the photos on their website.
I really wanted to get a peek inside the main house, too, and found an article about the kitchen:
For more photos and information about the garage-turned-guest cottage: This Old House and
Kuhn Riddle Architects. (TOH Story by Deborah Baldwin; photos by Keller + Keller).