Stuart Thalheimer Davis of Cobblestone & Vine helps a young family renovate a Heights house to meet their needs and match their style
“It had really good bones, it just needed some love,” designer Stuart Thalheimer Davis says of the 1920s Heights cottage she helped homeowners Margaret and Jake King renovate. Jake puts it a little more bluntly. “It was not inhabitable,” he laughs. Luckily, both he and his wife have a passion for houses—he’s a home inspector and owner of Vantage Point Inspections while Margaret is a real estate agent with her family-owned business, The Janet Jones Company. “Since we both go into houses every day as a part of our jobs, we knew what we wanted,” Margaret says. Attracted to a location within walking distance of Margaret’s family, they set to work drawing up plans to turn the fixer-upper into their dream home….