Happy Hollow – What it’s Like to Live in a Fairy Tale Home!

“Happy Hollow” was an interesting challenge by architects to transform a 1901 stone and shingle gambrel into the owner’s vision of a comfortable English cottage. For those of you that don’t know, a gambrel is usually a symmetrical two-sided roof home with slopes on each side. This home is really interesting and looks as almost hobbits could be living inside!

To make this fairy tale dream come true, the house had to be stripped, given a major change of plan and several additions were added. All architectural details were taken into consideration when decorating the interiors such as the stone walls, sloped roofs, and rounded rooms. I love, love the stone fireplace in the kitchen – ideal for a stone baked pizza!