Carol’s Cottage – Hermann Missouri


A place in the country, Carol’s Cottage, became an addition to the OakGlenn Winery experience in January 2015. The home was owned by a lovely couple, (Judy and Norbert Schulte) who had left it to their family. The property is located near the winery and is a place to enjoy a full experience in the country. It is only 2 miles from Hermann.

I felt good about the house, it has such good bones, only requiring some TLC. A winter project is just what I needed to get my creative juices flowing again. Amazing what paint does and elbow grease. BC Contractors performed their magic, putting 2 bedrooms on the lower level, installing a full bath on the lower level, and creating a deck off the kitchen. Painter Patty and her crew painted the exterior to my whimsical colors. At the same time, I was busy selecting everything for the interior furnishings. What fun.

Our good friends, Gerald and Victor made some of the furniture (bar stools, round wine barrel table and benches).

An outdoor patio was built in the front to enjoy the cool evenings or listen to nature sounds any time of day or night.

It was so much fun watching Spring bloom with the plantings that Judy and Norbert had planted there. Wonderful surprises. I added my touch of color and interest to it. Sometimes I felt Judy was with me nudging me in the decisions. The family had left a beautiful angel stepping stone that is now planted at the front door to greet guests.

Thank you all who helped with this project and thank all of you who come to enjoy “Carol’s Cottage”.