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Home SEEN: English Cotswold-Style Home in Clarkston

June 3, 2019

Home SEEN host Cassie Kunze takes us on a tour of a charming English Cotswold-style home in Clarkston that feels like it is right out of a storybook!

By Amy Gill
Brought to you by DOBI

Rolling hills, meadows full of wildflowers, a babbling brook — this is a typical scene in the Cotswold region of the English countryside. It can also be found in nearby Clarkston, which is where we filmed episode of 5 of Home SEEN. Our host Cassie Kunze, along with DOBI agents Lindsay Lawrie and Ross Rossan III, walk us through this magical home that inspires creativity, coziness and charm.

Cotswold-Style Architecture

Sometimes referred to as “storybook style,” Cotswold-style architecture is based on the houses common to the region in southern central England. The Cotswold region is primarily rural and known for it’s stone-built villages, historical towns, and stately homes and gardens. Homes are made of brick, stone or stucco, feature arched doorways and have pseudo-thatched style roofs.

Cotswold CottageVia flickr

A typical example of a Cotswold cottage in Stanton, England.

Cotswold landscape via flickr

A Charmed Life

The home sits on a gorgeous 2-acre lot full of mature trees, wildflowers and a stream running through the back. Originally built in 2002, the current owner renovated the interior after purchasing it in 2012.

The homeowner brightened up the entire home with lighter walls, allowing the texture and color from the various stones, wood floors and reclaimed beams to take center stage. Natural light pours in through large windows throughout the home, giving it an open and airy feel.


  • 6,900 square feet
  • Five bedrooms
  • Six bathrooms
  • Chef-style kitchen with Wolf and Sub-Zero appliances
  • Two-way stone fireplace
  • Detached carriage house with studio-style apartment on the second floor featuring a kitchenette, bedroom and bathroom

Each room we explored was like walking into a Pinterest board come to life. The light and neutral palette of the home is punctuated with pops of bright and colorful pillows, rugs, textiles and artwork. The home is welcoming, warm and exudes charm.

Which room is your favorite? Comment below or tag us on social media with the hashtag #homeSEEN.

For more information about homes like this throughout Metro Detroit contact DOBI Real Estate agents Lindsay Lawrie or Ross Rossan III.

DOBI Real Estate
2211 Cole St., Birmingham

Lindsay Lawrie: 586-854-4611 LINDSAY@WEAREDOBI.COM

Ross Rossan III: 248-259-6441 ROSS@WEAREDOBI.COM

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