Martha and Colin stepped into this house ten years ago. It was the only house they looked at! They knew at first glance that it was the home for them – a place where they could have children and make family memories for a lifetime. Also, they wanted to be hospitable and recognized a home where they might host holidays, sleepovers, birthdays, and dinner parties with friends. A decade has passed, and these dreams have come true. Martha’s parents are a short walk away;there’s lots of space for frisbees, rope swings, and games of fetch with Mochi! Their girls, Gemma and Ruby, can help with the garden or play and pretend in the yard. And….there is big news! A new baby boy is on the way! Before we know it, he’ll be climbing trees and having a catch.
These are just some of the reasons that brought them to us at COCOON with such a clear picture of what they wanted: a larger space to grow with their family and a spa-like retreat where they could unwind at the end of each day. So, together, we moved through our 3-Stage Process.
First, we explored layout designs and found one that made sense with their goals and budget. Lisa developed three potential layouts, offering a trio of approaches to their project – seeking the possibilities hidden in the property. Martha and Colin landed on the perfect design – until we took an unexpected detour, moving the addition to the other side of the house! Unforeseen? Yes. Satisfying? Totally.
Next, they picked out their favorite styles. Captivating tile, wide plank flooring, colors, and fixtures that made it their own. All the details complemented their vision, and Martha and Colin got their first view (albeit through virtual reality goggles) of how these decisions would become their reality.