House Tour: New Cottage with Vintage Style
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This cheerful green cottage high on a Wisconsin bluff overlooking Green Bay was built in 2005 — but looks very much like one that the owner's grandparents once lived in nearby.
When Melissa and Andy Mather enlisted local architect Virge Temme to design their four-bedroom summer getaway, they asked her to duplicate a 1920s Door County cottage. So, in keeping with the local architecture, they built charming gabled roofs with dormers and large overhanging eaves supported with brackets. Even the wood siding's grass green color is homegrown. The Mathers fell in love with the hue after spotting it on a vintage structure in nearby Fish Creek, so Virge marched up to it with paint chips in hand to find a match.
Click ahead to read more about this Door County cottage. A resource guide is on slide 12.