Cottages & Bungalows

A Tiny Cottage With Giant Appeal


This tiny cottage, built in 1942 by Ernest Oliver in Monroe, New Jersey, is a breath of fresh air. Danelle Pepe purchased the home in March 2020. She divides her time between the cottage and a seaside bungalow in Seaside Park, New Jersey.

Danelle (along with carpenter Buddy Helm) lovingly renovated the 640-square -foot “cutie” by adding a sunroom/dining room and an outdoor shower. The shutters, porch, mailbox, flower boxes, back porch and outdoor shower were all handcrafte­d by Buddy. Adding landscapin­g, a charming, white picket fence, porch accessorie­s and plants were the “cherries on top” of this renovation. YOU CAN FOLLOW DANELLE AND HER LATEST PROJECTS ON


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