gardencottage

The Garden Cottage

The Garden Cottage studio has the cozy feel of a charming bed and breakfast inn. Originally built in 1899, the cottage underwent a painstaking 15-month renovation to become the home of Pro Studio. Inside, you’ll find heart pine flooring, antique furniture, vintage quilts and linens, and unique collectibles­–from pillbox hats to bird houses. Our inviting front porch is welcoming on lazy summer afternoons, while a glowing blaze in one of our three restored fireplaces knocks off winter’s chill.

Outdoors, a meandering path winds through original plantings of azaleas and camellias, enhanced by waterfalls, fountains, benches and statuary. A 1955 Dodge pickup truck and 1945 John Deer tractor add to the nostalgic farmhouse feel, complemented by a mock country storefront.

Just behind the cottage is a two-story studio barn, which houses a collection of elaborate theatrical style sets, from a replica 24-foot front porch complete with antique white wicker furniture, to a well-appointed living room and library, as well as an ornate Christmas set for portraits with Santa. A large collection of intricate backdrops and props is also on hand to create one-of-a-kind portraits.