We've all heard the expression "The second time's the charm." And that's just how Anne and Andy Lyon have come to feel after remodeling their 1938 Austin, Texas, cottage twice in a decade, adding not only space but also character with their latest—and they swear their last—redo.
Determined to stay in a house and a neighborhood they loved, they grafted on a master suite and family room the first time around. Cut to 2006 and daughter Molly's quest for every teen's dream: a private bath. So the Lyons decided to finish raw attic space above the living room to create a suite so charming, Anne says with a laugh, it would be a "please come home often" enticement when college rolled around.
Entry door: Rogue Valley Door
Windows: Kolbe & Kolbe