2020 Excellence in Remodeling/Renovation Winner: Red Cottage
Patty Cooke, of Wentworth Style, LLC in Wolfeboro
The design team faced the challenges of keeping the character of this vintage waterfront cottage while taking advantage of views. The renovation improved efficiency in the kitchen and entry; added a small bedroom with lake views; and expanded the seasonal use of the cottage with full insulation and electric baseboard heat.
Judges said: The design of this home renovation created functional, bright and airy spaces while still maintaining an authentic, summer-camp feel through the use of materials. For example, the knotty pine adds warmth and texture to the painted surfaces. The wood-clad ceilings juxtaposed with white-painted walls accentuate the interesting rooflines, adding a layer to the simple structure. Similarly the beamed, wood ceiling adds drama to the vernacular screened porch.