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    The owners of this 1930s cottage loved the feel of their home, but not its lack of spaciousness. The homeowners turned to CG&S Design-Build , one of Austin, TXs premier residential design-build firms, to renovate and expand their home.
    Even though the cottage has now doubled in size (to a little over 2,500 square feet), the home still retains the small footprint and feel of the original home. To maintain the look of the property, and to minimize environmental costs, the addition was built around mature shade trees, instead of removing them. Additionally, French drains were installed to move rainwater away from the home. The existing faux stone exterior walls were left intact and turned into the foyer stair hall, which helps to unite the old structure with the new addition.
    To hear about the home's green features, as well as to see more photos, read more.
    The foyers ceiling features high-efficiency operable windows that provide daylight and exhaust hot air. Large windows in all of the home's rooms also provide ample daylighting, which reduces the use of electrical lights. The home also uses high-efficiency Energy Star appliances, and a high-efficiency HVAC system (including air conditioner) make the muggy Texas climate more bearable.










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    Too dark and too woody.
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    I don't think the pictures show enough of the actual rooms. It does seem a wee dark.
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    I like it. I like a bit 'dark' and 'woody' Very cabin-in-the-woods-esque
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    I like it. Take out that green color in that bathroom and I'll move right in.
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    I don't like this color on the walls or the flooring.



    Don't like this flooring.



    and I don't like the lighting shaped like ornaments.
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    too long and thin, or is that the camera?

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    no. not my style at all. i really hate the kitchen.
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    i dont think the camera did the place justice, but i love it anyhow.
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    gorgeous wood. i like how you can tell what the original parts of the house are by looking at the wood.
    the ceiling lights in the hallway need to die.

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    I love it all, except that red bedroom! I HATE red walls.

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    I can't handle the vivid green for the bath...at least not that much of it. I can deal with the red in the bedroom (although my girlfriend says it is terrible feng shui lol) but I'd go with a different shade, myself.

    I do like all the dark woods, though. I think it's a decent mixture of dark and light.

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    I like most of it. And I swoon for clawfoot tubs so I love that part. I disagree with all that dark wood paneling in the bathrooms though. It looks bad and if it's real wood, won't it warp eventually, even if it's treated?

    Not a fan of the red bedroom walls either.

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    I kept waiting to see the "after" pics.
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