When Greg and Sonya Carpenter were both laid off after more than 20 years of service at their respective companies, life as they knew it was turned upside down. And to make matters worse, they had just purchased what they hoped would eventually become their dream home along the shores of the Patuxent River. But not only did they make lemonade when life handed them lemons, they also made huge career changes and began turning their dream into a reality.
With several generations of builders in his family, Greg went from working for a phone company to doing what his family knew best, construction. His company, Simply Home, specializes in home renovation, repair, design, and new construction. Sonya found a new career path as well and landed a job working for the government. And though they consider themselves fortunate to have both found new occupations, it hasn't been easy. They have spent the last four years putting their blood, sweat, and tears into building a home that embraces their casual coastal setting and laid back lifestyle.
Through hard work and perseverance, the Carpenter's tiny 1970's rambler has been transformed into a coastal home that has plenty of space and charm to spare! It's still a work in progress, but Greg and Sonya are finally able to reap the rewards of all of their hard work. And they were gracious enough to let me invade their space last weekend so that I could share their beautiful home with all of you!
From the moment you step in the front door, you know you are walking in to a home that was built with love and attention to detail.