This little home nestled a few blocks from the heart of the historic district is along the thoroughfare of many passing by on their way to work or school, and we couldn't wait for the right people to come in and bring it back to life. Erin and Ben made this house, for Joshua Demonte and Giorgio Berry, a space that isn't an eyesore for those passing through or those who will call it home. The exterior has gone from a place that was unremarkable as people drove by to a place that makes you do a double take! Let's take a look inside.
Giorgio enjoys cooking and Joshua works remotely from home when he is in town so a beautiful eat-in kitchen and a home office were two major must haves for the house. Because of their limited space, Ben built a beautiful and functional gate leg dining room table for them that would accommodate friends or family when they came over but could be tucked away whenever they weren't there. This created convenience and functionality in their home away from home.
Creating a space that would bring Giorgio back to his hometown was exciting, not just for him, but all of his family and friends that still remained here! Keeping him connected to friends and family was priority, while also not continuing to spend a fortune on other living accommodations. I mean, there's no place like home right?
*Original art by Mark Landis, a local artist who found notoriety as a world famous art forger.
"We have roots in this community and would like to become apart of it once again."
We know they’re going to enjoy lots of breezy dinners on that back porch and time spent with family back in Laurel. Welcome to the neighborhood, Giorgio and Joshua!