When we discovered this East Lake structure it was a dilapidated flop house teetering at the edge of collapse. We cued off the unique front gables, cobblestone foundation and chimney and chose a “classic” cottage direction. The future homeowners presented us with a charming fireplace mantle treasure from their most recent weekend of foraging at Lakewood Antiques. We adapted the mantle into our fireplace design and it became a wonderfully distinctive focal point. The Moroccan-themed glass tile of the fireplace dictated a few other design choices as well. The pendant lights in the mint-walled bedroom playfully nodded in the same direction similar to the Arabian style light fixture hanging in the foyer. The persimmon colored accent wall in the adjoining bedroom is a definitive punch of “Moroccan Red.” The dove grey interior provides a quiet balance and backdrop for the modern kitchen with rich wood cabinetry, smoky glass pendant lights, and 30” stainless steel gas range with chef’s hood. We love the inherent charm of the entire home. This 4 bedroom 3 bath East Lake cottage with Moroccan undertones is located at 425 Ashburton Road.