floor plan of first floor of craftsman cottage
Photo: Mark Lohman
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Almost Perfect

So what's a restless remodeler to do next? Well, even though Rogers built shutters and Susanna's grandfather made window boxes to add another layer of detail to the exterior, the siding still gnaws at her. "I am dying to pull off that aluminum and restore the original wood," she says. "But I'm afraid it's going to cost a small fortune." For now, she'll just have to content herself with having created the kind of welcoming Craftsman-style home she had envisioned. At least until the next time she sees a FOR SALE sign go up on the street.
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