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Home and Garden Edition, 2013

Cozy cottage lets the light in


Suzanne Ashe / For Petersburg Pilot

Rexanne Stafford's New Home

Rexanne Stafford isn’t planning on retirement just yet, but she did plan, and build, her own home for when that time comes. The 62-year-old mother and grandmother recently moved into her new two-story, cottage-inspired home at the top of Gjoa Street.

Stafford wanted a home that would not only suit her needs now, but would also not need to be modified as she gets older. “What I did not want was a large house. And I really did not want to build a house, when I first decided to downsize ... but all the small houses were 50 years old. I did not want an old house,” she said.

She purchased...

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