For years, the Edmondses had driven by the tired Cotswold-style cottage with overgrown landscaping, and there was just something about it. When it finally went on the market, they jumped on it―and its jungle of a yard. “It was Tarzan-and-Jane-like,” remembers Bonny. “You could have swung through the yard.”
It took Don five years to get rid of the English ivy that had taken over the trees and old flowerbeds. He also cut down big privet hedges blocking the view from the street. The Edmondses even spent a week in England, including the Cotswolds, soaking up inspiration.