I love it when I get to build relationships with clients that have more than one project. Last fall, one of my clients called me and said he was thinking about buying a house in Stowe and renovating it to be a vacation rental property and wanted to know if I could look at the place before he decided to buy it. We headed to the house — which was on a beautiful piece of property. It was truly a white elephant. It had a crazy Gothic look to it — not a cool Gothic look — but an outdated, scary, what the hell where they thinking? look. But behind all that craziness I saw potential — it had some nice features, woodwork and layout —with great views. We chatted about costs — which is important — especially when it is an investment property and needs to have a strong cash flow. So with a budget in mind, and him giving me free reign on the design — which I love, I worked to the builder to create a space that looked amazing but didn’t break the bank. I hope you enjoy this transformation. The home is for rent in Stowe, Vermont — and as soon as it gets list, I’ll add the link here. After photos by Lindsay Selin.