When he brought his wife, decorator Joane Askins, to the house years later, they joined forces, combining their talents to bring out the home's charm.
Read more about Norman Askins' Highlands Cottage Love it? Shingles: Hardie Shingle; The brick walk, laid in a traditional running bond pattern, leads the eye (and guests) right to the front steps where a bright red door welcomes guests into the home.
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A chipped Victorian front door sets the tone for the decor inside.
Clearly rooted in history and tradition, but delicately and sympathetically restored for comfortable living today, this Tennessee mountain cottage is elegant, enticing, and clearly fit for the Southern life.
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A couple from Connecticut moved down South with the plans to develop land in Virginia's horse country.