“It was the sort of house you might drive by without noticing,” says homeowner Caroline Little. “It had great bones but felt very outdated.” Little knew the secret to the exterior makeover’s success would be staying true to her home’s existing 1941 structure. She carefully selected a team, architect Corbett Scott and landscape architect Paul Lell, who focused on enhancing the Birmingham home’s original Colonial charm. “I wanted to make adjustments and work with what was already there, bringing out the good attributes and muting bad ones,” says Scott. The collaboration between Scott and Lell was vital. “You want the landscaping and the architecture to harmonize,” explains Lell.