Home & Decor

Nearly 20 years after designing a Hamptons-esque home, architect Tyler Engle returns for a modernized miniature

“COTTAGE” DIDN’T FLY with Carolyn. And, while “some people call it the super-garage,” Kevin says, that’s a little limiting. In the end, the straightforward “guesthouse” prevailed — though architect Tyler Engle offers his own entertaining interpretation of this delightful detached accessory dwelling unit: “It’s meant to be a new mini-me.”

Home & Decor

Fix a leaky roof without draining your wallet

The high prices of many home-improvement jobs are often tempered by the rewards they provide.A room addition or finished basement provides more living space. A new kitchen may inspire you to cook and entertain. New carpet, flooring, furniture or a new coat of paint improves aesthetics. But unless you’ve let the old one deteriorate to the point where you have buckets strewn about the house, a new roof won’t make your life seem better.