Monday, January 28, 2013

Historical Concepts












Not only is this cottage totally adorable, it's steeped in history! The marshfront cottage was built by Henry Ford around 1930 and is located on the Ford Plantation (which is now a private sporting club) near Savannah, Georgia. The old building was supposed to be torn down, but new owners loved the history and the charming bones so much that they enlisted Jim Strickland of the architectural firm Historical Concepts to save the home! Wouldn't you love to live here?? The beautiful view, all those live oak trees, and a delightful interior oozing with character and history?! You can read the neat story behind the home and see more photos by Deborah Whitlaw Llewellyn in this article from Coastal Living. For some seriously crazy 'before' shots, (I see why it was going to be torn down!) check this out! And for more impressive rehabs/renovations/additions by Historical Concepts, head here!

And I can't mention Historical Concepts without giving a shout-out to their fabulous book Coming Home: The Southern Vernacular House...it's one of my favorites!



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16 comments:

Mary said...

What an amazing cottage! I love the kitchen.

Ivy Lane said...

I am glad they "saved" it! I looks amazing! What a wonderful setting!

Sarah - Art of Decor Blog said...

This place is more than gorgeous. We see so many modern places around us that something like this seems even better. Glad to know it was saved.

Karen Albert said...

So interesting...thank you for sharing the history of the property!

xoxo
Karena
2013 Artists Series

Chaney @ May Richer Fuller Be said...

Wow, this cottage is really amazing. I loved reading the back story and seeing the before pictures too. Thanks for sharing!

Between Blue and Yellow said...

This is one of my favorites that you've posted. It seems to be mostly white interiors but I love the wood touches in this house!

Jackie said...

I love this house. The flag in the kitchen is an awesome touch.

The walls are amazing. What a pretty and relaxing home.

Thanks for sharing!

Merlin said...

This is just SO CHARMING! Good save! franki

Sandi M said...

What a transformation! I love when homes are brought back to glory.

Anonymous said...

now this is my kind of home. thank goodness they saved it. I would have it in a heartbeat....

gloria g. Hemingway, Sc

Haus of Dekor said...

I am inlove with this cottage! It's very beautiful and relaxing.

Melissa jackson said...

Ridiculous question: Interior Design may just save us from sticking red hot needles in our eyes. Once you jump off a cliff without a parachute, it's too late to worry about the landing five seconds before you will hit the ground.

Susan Graves said...

What a gorgeous cottage!
I like that sight of lake view.I don't how it looks in the dawn time.Nice leaving room with good decoration.
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Maria D. Dials said...

Interior Design may be homes are brought back to glory.This is nice leaving room with good decoration.I love when homes are brought back to glory.

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Lottie Moore said...

Amazing cottage . It looks really nice.The adornment are used to decorate this room are glorious.
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