When Seth and Allie Ott bought their Craftsman style home in 2012, the house hadn’t been renovated since it was built in 1956. The couple renovated the kitchen and living room that same year, and in 2017 they added 1,700 square feet to the rear of the home.

» Photos: Farmhouse-style DeKalb Craftsman more than doubled in size

“We were growing our family and desperately needed a bigger space, but we absolutely love our location and our tight-knit community,” said Allie. “We looked at so many houses and never felt at peace with the decision to leave our home, so we decided adding to it would be the best for us.”

The couple worked with architect Ebru Ercan of e3 design and builder Jessica Murphy with Her Cave Atlanta on the 2017 addition, adding a living room, home office, master suite and laundry room with an art space.


Residents: Allie and Seth Ott, their children Hudson, Henry and Hailey Ott and their dog, Tony Stark. Allie is a middle school math teacher, and Seth is in medical sales.

Location: Atlanta

Size: 3,200 square feet, four bedrooms, three-and-a-half baths

Year built: 1956

Year bought: 2012

Renovations: 1,700-square-foot addition added to the back of the home, encompassing the living room, master suite, laundry room/art space and home office.

Project consultants: Builder Jessica Murphy with Her Cave Atlanta and architect Ebru Ercan of e3 design

Architectural style: Craftsman

Favorite architectural elements: Coffered ceilings with exposed beams in the living room, open kitchen and living area and large master suite

Interior design styles: Transitional with hints of farmhouse

Favorite interior design elements: Touches of farmhouse style, clean whites and soft browns throughout the house to create a homey vibe

Favorite outdoor feature: Back porch with stained ceiling beams

Resources: Furniture and decor from Pottery Barn, Rooms To Go, Ballard Designs and HomeGoods. Art from Glory Haus and Anne Raymond. Materials and fixtures from The Tile Shop, CSI Kitchen & Bath Studio, Atlantis Granite & Marble, Moen and Home Center Outlet. Paint colors are Benjamin Moore Revere Pewter throughout the interior; Sherwin Williams Amazing Gray on the exterior siding; Sherwin Williams Porpoise on the shutters.

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