When the owners of a Tudor home in Hilltop met with Architectural Designer John Mattingly about a renovation, he insisted on having the meeting outside. “The site was amazing, but the home was so broken I didn’t want to be in it,” recalls the architect.
Now, after two years of painstaking work, this astonishing 5,000-square-foot remodel is our pick for Home of the Year.
The homeowners knew exactly what they wanted: a European cottage feel that worked with the original structure, “but with a hip factor,” says Regan Mattingly, John’s wife and Chalet’s lead interior designer. “She wanted it to look like something out of ‘Great Expectations,’ but with modern amenities.”