This Hillside Avenue home done by luxury builder Bryan Gerrard is all over Instagram and Pinterest — you might have even stopped to take a photo yourself.
“People are constantly in our yard taking photos,” homeowner Joey Noe told the Agenda. “One couple drove from Tennessee to see the house. They found ours online and wanted to see it in person, because they’re building a house like it. They sent us flowers afterward and everything.”
It really is that good.
“I’ve built a lot of nice houses, but when I walk in this home, I think ‘this is a house I want to live in’ over houses that have cost twice as much,” Bryan said.
The story: The home belongs to Joey and Valerie Noe, and when they came across the Myers Park cottage they jumped on it.
“When we found the house, we were taken by the curb appeal. It had a really really cute cottagey look,” Joey said. “So many people buy and tear down, because a 1,300, 1,400-square-foot house from the 1930s is not conducive to today’s family.”
Their architect Don Duffy found a way to integrate the original structure in a brand new design — and Bryan and interior designer Shannon Bowman were on board with bringing that vision to life. They kept the bones of the house, but the interior is close to 95 percent brand new, Bryan told me.
Here’s what it looked like before…
What the Noe’s wanted: Overall, they wanted Bryan and Shannon to come up with something comfortable, cozy, welcoming and kid-friendly with a cottage influence.
“We feel really lucky. It’s cool for us,” Joey said. “But it’s just our house, like it’s where we watch ‘Mary Poppins’ with our daughter and son and I grill out.”
Photos courtesy of/by Joe Purvis