March 2016 - Article featuring The Pines Cottages in The Washington Post
October 2015 - The Pines Cottages was recently featured in the "5 One-of-a-Kind Cabins, Cottages and Yurts Near Asheville" by Roots Rated.
I found this plate in the dirt under the floor of the kitchen in #11. I wonder how it got there and it's amazing it's not broken. I bet this pattern was in all of the cottages back in the day!
The inside of cottage 11 is complete and our guests love it. Now it's time to finish the exterior. I think I am going to paint the siding with Valspar Greenwater #5003-4A, the trim Olympic Horseradish #C15-1 and the front and rear doors Olympic, Apple A Day #B35-6.
Here is the finished courtyard behind 11, we installed a French drain to eliminate a water issue and put seed and straw in the ground to stabilize the soil and opened up an area outside of the back kitchen door for a table and chairs to take advantage of the beautiful cool mountain weather to eat outside. We hand placed all of the stones on the bank.
Well, here we go again! A full renovation on Cottage #11. More pictures to come!