Before: Brown House

This old bungalow had zero curb appeal.When former H&H staffer Emily Walker bought this house with partner Mark Holden, she could see beyond the chain-link fence, pink-brown paint and rotting roof. Drab cement edging along the walkway would soon be supplanted by beds of flowers, as would the less-than-welcoming fence, once it was torn out.

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Spacious Cottage Family Room
Spacious Cottage Family Room
Eccentric Beach Chairs
Eccentric Beach Chairs
Beachy Boathouse Bedroom
Beachy Boathouse Bedroom
Designer Cottage Kitchen
Designer Cottage Kitchen
Boathouse's Outdoor Showers
Boathouse's Outdoor Showers
Suzanne & Arriz's Cottage
Suzanne & Arriz's Cottage
Nature Inspired Kitchen Wall
Nature Inspired Kitchen Wall
Relaxed Cottage Porch
Relaxed Cottage Porch
White Beadboard Cottage Kitchen
White Beadboard Cottage Kitchen
Annie Brahler’s Beaux Arts Home
Annie Brahler’s Beaux Arts Home
Elegant & Simple Front Porch
Elegant & Simple Front Porch
Breezy Boathouse Bedroom
Breezy Boathouse Bedroom
Outdoor Fireplace Seating Area
Outdoor Fireplace Seating Area
Large Cottage Scullery
Large Cottage Scullery
Elegant Cottage Bedroom
Elegant Cottage Bedroom
Private Side Porch
Private Side Porch
Chimenea & Stools
Chimenea & Stools
Bright Cottage Bathroom
Bright Cottage Bathroom