A complete renovation turned this formerly drab bungalow in the heart of Jamestown, a small island off the coast of Newport, Rhode Island, into a charming and functional cottage. The design team added a gabled dormer and covering above the front door, as well as a master suite at the rear. The home's style complements the owner's love of gardening, as well as its East Coast locale.
Covered and enclosed on three sides, this outdoor room links to the rest of the home via sliding doors in both the dining and living rooms. When nights get chilly, a pellet stove heater in the corner warms the space.
An expansive and lush lawn connects different rooms within the garden. The emerald green boxwood hedge with a clipped topiary defines the lawn from the swimming pool and the low blue fence and arbor frame a small floral and herb garden.
A bold color or a rich stain on an interesting front door can create a positive feeling about a home even before you head inside. This uniquely designed front door helped John Barrentine and Chuck Marquardt of the RED Real Estate Group sell this Hancock Park, Calif., Craftsman quickly.