2020 Excellence in Remodeling/Renovation Winner: Red Cottage

Photography courtesy of Amy Piper

Patty Cooke, of Wentworth Style, LLC in Wolfeboro
(603) 515-1171

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.


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