The two long ago earned their tool belts. At 15, early achiever Pierre ripped out his parents' kitchen while they were visiting Europe. More recently, he and Terri renovated a ranch house, where they raised their kids.
At that point, most couples would relax. But in time they began craving the ideal empty nest—something compact and a little needy, with history and character, within walking distance of town. They found it one day while driving down a street lined with an architectural walking tour's worth of older homes: a Craftsman-Prairie mix hiding behind a For Sale sign. "I yelled 'Stop!'" Terri says. "Literally."
6102 Portabello and 7509 Tiki Hut (cement finish); Sherwin-Williams
. 8366 Heartwood and 7786 Contemporary Maple (trim); FrazeeRoof shingles: GAFShingle stain:
Sagebrush; CabotExterior plaster:
Leroy Richards, Morro Bay, CA; pirateplastering.com