The Lodge: Exterior

March 24, 2016

It was love at first sight! We’ve both always been fans of unique older homes, so it was no surprise that an old fox-hunting lodge built in 1938 jumped off its Zillow page and captured our attention. The infatuation began with its fairy-tale-like exterior: brick, wood, beams, angles, chimneys…all of the above!

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The original lodge, which makes up the majority of the house, has real brick walls (like, all the way through—exposed brick inside!) that give it a timeless look. Wood siding was used when the home was expanded in the 70s, which we think adds to the rustic vibe and fits perfectly in the surrounding forest.

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The house has a lot of other unique characteristics, like patinated copper window awnings (currently serving double duty as planters–ha!) and arched doorways. Oh, and single-pane windows, but those gotsta go.

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In addition to the house, we absolutely love the property itself—think lots of trees and wildlife—and out front there’s a patio for soaking it all in.

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One of the most unique things about the lodge is that it’s built into a hill—so, technically the first floor is a walk out basement, and in the rear there’s ground-level access from the second floor (plus more brick and copper!).

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As a result of being built into the hill, there’s also a patio on the second floor for additional opportunities to imbibe with nature. So, there’s a roof on one side and a yard on the other.

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…and a forest on the other other side.

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We have a lot of work to do but are ecstatic about the potential!

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Disclosure: these photos are from fall 2015 right after we closed on this beauty.

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17 Comments

  • Reply Kim @ newlywoodwards March 24, 2016 at 7:35 am

    Wow! The outside is incredible. The brick and the copper are totally dreamy.

  • Reply Chrissie March 24, 2016 at 9:03 am

    I’m loving these pictures!! Thanks for sharing!

  • Reply Kelli H (Made in Sonoma) March 24, 2016 at 10:24 am

    I love home renovations so I’m so excited to read along. The exterior is super cool and unique!

    • Reply Courtney @ Foxwood Forest March 24, 2016 at 8:46 pm

      Hi, Kelli! Thanks for following along! I know you’re a pro at renovations, so feel free to share any words of wisdom. 🙂

  • Reply Rhonda March 24, 2016 at 2:12 pm

    I love it!

  • Reply Doris Witte March 24, 2016 at 9:13 pm

    Thanks for doing this blog! I love seeing it. You are in for a good time.

  • Reply KariAnne Wood March 25, 2016 at 10:12 am

    What an amazing property! I LOVE the copper awnings.

    Can’t wait to follow along on your journey!

    Happy day friend!
    karianne

  • Reply Maureen March 27, 2016 at 8:54 am

    HOW AWESOME IS THIS?!?! I cannot wait to follow along! 🙂

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