This 1920’s English cottage was one that we would peer into the windows of during long summer walks. When it became available we purchased it without even stepping foot inside. The home was not period correct, nor was the space very functional. We opened up every wall possible without loosing the historic charm. During the renovation, our contractor team removed drywall in the kitchen and bathroom to deal with electrical. Upon seeing the beautiful brick we made an in the moment decision to keep it (even with the possible heat loss and crumbling). We hauled back bed posts that were used for our island, barn wood from a horse stable that was used as our open shelving, an old butlers pantry that is behind the kitchen for easy access and uncovered 50 year aged stone from a rock query that we used to retain all of our flower beds. This home was designed to be lived in and loved. It is bright, happy and inviting- we finally created our dream home.