River House Rehab

Cornelia, GA

Welcome to our newest project located in Cornelia, GA! We were brought onto this project after a local dam failure submerged the main floor in river water. Restoring a space can be a lot more complicated than a new build, but we were determined to give the space the update it deserved. While we needed to repair almost all of the main level, it was important to the owners that we maintain the quaint cottage feel.

The original floor-to-ceiling stone fireplace was one aspect we wanted to remain untouched. We worked around this feature and layered in various textures and neutral furniture to brighten and cozy the space. In the kitchen, we added a natural-colored brick veneer backsplash that extends to the ceiling to resemble an original brick wall. The honed black granite countertop we installed reads lived-in, worn down, and loved.

This tranquil cottage serves as a reminder that anything can be made beautiful again. The aesthetic is charming and historical yet modern and classic, resulting in a beautiful second home for the owners. The back living room is the ideal spot to curl up with a good book during the cooler winter months.

Designers: Heather Eason and Harlie Beddome

Builder: Justin Prance

Photographer: Heidi Harris