Southern Living Home Awards
Best Exterior Makeover
Georgia-based architecture firm Historical Concepts brings back the original charm of a jewel box cottage by the water in Hobe Sound, Florida.
BeforeA previous renovation had confused the architecture of this 1920s Shingle-style cottage. Historical Concepts took it back to its stylistic roots, emphasizing the distinctive gambrel roofline. "I love the makeover concept of taking a house back to its origins," says Jennifer Kopf.
The potential for this home was evident before the renovation (as it appears at left). It had a great scale and was sited nicely with rear water views.