Quirky Colonials Combine Country with Contemporary

Filed in Awards, Design, Remodelers by on June 29, 2016 0 Comments

The short-in-the-front, long-in-the-back roofline of a typical saltbox home can be compared to a popular 80s hairstyle – the mullet.

But unlike the mullet, the saltbox design has withstood the test of time. Though very few new homes incorporate this distinct, asymmetrical design, many historic saltbox homes – even some that are centuries old – still stand and offer a prime opportunity for desirable farmhouse-style renovations.

Pine Creek Place was completed gutted on the inside during renovations, but still kept its colonial charm. Photo by Blake Mistich.

Pine Creek Place was completly gutted during renovations, but still maintained its colonial charm. Photo by Blake Mistich.

One such home was recognized with a Best in American Living Award as the 2015 Remodel of the Year: Pine Creek Place in Fredericksburg, Texas. Originally built in 1972, the home is much younger than most other saltbox homes, yet it was still in need of a complete, down-to-the-stud renovation.

Laughlin Homes and Restoration oversaw the project from beginning to end. Company president and owner Richard Laughlin is featured in a recent post in the Best in American Living blog where he talks about his approach to these types of historic home renovations, paying homage to the home builders of centuries past.

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