By Katie Faulkner | Photography by Nathalie Dupré
For Tim and Vicki Cox, home is where their neighbors are. It’s where their kids come to visit, and it’s where they’ve lived for the past 25 years.
As they neared retirement, the pair began planning their dream home. The idea was to build a house with every feature they had ever wanted. They spent months and months working on plans, consulting architects and builders, and finding a lot. Then, the weekend before they were supposed to sign the paperwork, they experienced trepidation.
“We just couldn’t move away from all of our friends and neighbors,” Vicki says. “We’re very close, and we knew that even though we were only moving a few miles away, it would change those relationships. Our neighbors will just walk over and visit. We have an active dinner club, and we’ve all been friends for 20 years!”
After discussing it over the weekend, Tim and Vicki decided to scrap the plans for the new home and turn their current house into their dream home instead. With the help of designer Jimmy Adams from Nell’s Home, Gift, & Interior Design, Tim and Vicki were able to design a stylish home renovation that suited their needs.