I have been obsessed with this former schoolhouse built in the 1840’s since finding exterior snapshots on the web. I was so excited when I found a few articles on Country Living that not only told the renovation story but featured some interior photos!
The cottage is nestled in the Catskills, New York and owned by John Loecke and Jason Oliver Nixon of interior design firm Madcap Cottage and they call this cottage “Monkey Cottage” because it’s a place where they can monkey around during all four seasons..take a peek inside!
A neglected former schoolhouse built in the 1840’s has been given new life!
Owners John and Jason enjoying their Monkey Cottage
The entryway…bringing the outdoors inside with bright colors, flowered wallpaper, and botanical artwork
Kitchen…love the circular window over the farm sink!
Great built-ins…the sign is from Queen Elizabeth II’s coronation (1953)…I had to know!
Love the living room!
Bookcase in the living room…an asian flair to it!
Dining area…inside the hutch is a bar!
Love the stairway…the pugs do too apparently!
The bedroom has wonderful ceilings, the continuation of the floral wallpaper and has another great circular window! Very cozy!
Wonderful sink! Again, bringing the outdoors in!