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.