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HUDSON -- Bigger is not always better -- just ask the folks who own the one-story cottage at 144 Hudson Street.
The home is one of the featured stops on the 2017 Home and Garden Tour which has been sponsored for 70 years by the Garden Club. The tour is always the Thursday and Friday before the thread weekend in June.
This is the second appearance on the tour for the home which was featured on the first Home and Garden Tour in 1947.
The current owners, a man and wife, purchased the home several years ago after deciding to downsize from their former Hudson home.
"I call it my New England or Nantucket cottage," according to one of the homeowners.
The owners purchased the home from a local construction owner well known in the area, she said.
"It's had extensive renovations," she said. "He [the former owner] did what he could to enhance the small home."
Some of the renovations included adding on to the original structure and raising the roof for the installation of cathedral ceilings in several rooms, including the kitchen and master bedroom, she added.
"It's cute and interesting," she said. "He just took the roof off and raised it."
And while the home was interesting when purchased by the copy, it's been made even more so, as well as personally comfortable due to several homey touches.
Visitors will find some of those touches to be artwork collected, created, purchased and commissioned, she said.
Other additions include a front porch and a variety of home furnishings which reflect the tastes and interests of the owners.
"We are just an old couple who retired to our little cottage," she said.