Two years ago (almost to the day!), I took the before photos of the exterior of our home and today, I’m excited to share the very last reveal post of our Modern Cottage–the exterior. It was really finished sometime in the winter, but we wanted to wait for things to green up a bit.
This is a very photo heavy post, so I’m going to keep the words to a minimum here. The entire project took nearly a year and cost us about $250K (this doesn’t include the roofing or stone material that was sent to us in exchange for features.) It was a very expensive project and I wanted to be up front about the costs so that you could be prepared if you wanted to tackle something similar on your home! We’re so in love with how the house turned out and really feel like it works with the beautiful property so much better now. If you missed any part of the exterior, you can see the details below as well as the sources!
POSTS ABOUT THE EXTERIOR OF OUR HOME:
Paint Color – Graphite by Benjamin Moore (matte on siding, satin on panel trim)
Windows – Pella Architect Series
Siding – LP SmartSide in smooth 6in
Roof – Brava Roof Tile in Weathered Cedar Shake
Stone – Creative Mines Craft Orchard Limestone in Timberwolf (white mortar)
Garage Doors – Cambek
Garage Copper Sconces
Bevolo Gas Lanterns (Wall Sconces, Hanging Lanterns)
Back Wall Lanterns
We designed the Charly line of sofas, chairs, and ottomans with perfect proportions for comfort — with wide arms, a loungey depth, and stylish and practical lumbar pillows. Available in 70 kid-friendly, pet-friendly fabrics, this line was created with families in mind.
Our wood grain Shaker cabinet fronts were designed for busy, high-traffic homes like ours. Clad with durable textured thermofoils, this line is compatible with Sektion, Akurum, Godmorgon, and Besta cabinets from IKEA. It's the perfect, practical way to add the warmth of wood to all the rooms of your home.
We have teamed up with Loloi to create a line of rugs that are as affordable as they are beautiful. This collection houses a great mix of traditional and modern rugs, in cottage-y colorways, as well as vintage-inspired beauties that you’ll want to roll out in every room.
We partnered with Stuga on a line of hardwood floors — The Ingrid is really livable, and the color is very neutral. It doesn’t lean warm or cool, it’s that just right in-between. We have really loved putting it everywhere in our house. It’s the best jumping-off point for design, no matter your interior style. In addition to being beautiful, Ingrid is really durable — we have three kids, and we always have a home construction project going on. Ingrid stands up to it all.
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