By Katie Faulkner | Photography by Beacon Imagery
The exteriors of this impeccably designed carriage house carry the craftsman features of the main home it stands beside, while the interiors draw the perfectly preserved lines of an old, endearing cottage. Homeowner Don Thatcher was very involved in the home’s design and construction. “I drew the plans and was involved in the construction and picking of all the finishes,” Don says. His goal was to create a cottage-like guest house that felt as old and established as the 109-year-old main home. “I really wanted this home to feel like it was part of the main home and had been here for a long time,” Don explains.
With wood shake and lap siding, hand-cut stone accents, metal roofing, wooden window boxes, and tapered columns, this home is dripping with charm and character. The interiors are no different, punctuated by a collection of thoughtful art and pottery by Chip Dantzler, Don, and other friends, as well as statement pieces, select antiques, and smart design style.