Little was wrong with this Cape Cod-style cottage—except that it could better reflect its Southern locale. The young home-owners wanted to give their house more character and local flavor but without hampering its good points: charming proportions, high-end materials, and sturdy hardscaping. They turned to architects Paul Bates and Jeremy Corkern
, and all agreed to a few improvements. "The home was already very stylish," says Jeremy. "It just needed some simplifying and rescaling." A new color palette, enlarged front entry, upgraded roof, and updated landscaping created a crisp Colonial home with a neighborly Southern accent.
Neighbors refer to this as "The Pineapple House" because of the portico's stylize finial. Find more pineapple-inspired decor.
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Cedar Shingles: painted in White Chocolate by Benjamin Moore.