Kathy Edwards, the Managing Designer for Cottages and Castles, has been in the real estate
industry since 1976. As Managing Director of the New Homes Division of a prominent real estate
firm for 12 years, Kathy has been actively involved in the selection of design and architectural
concepts for many large new home subdivisions, as well as in-fill projects through the greater Los
Angeles, Ventura, and Orange County areas. From concept to execution, design has been
instrumental in the success of new home projects offered through the builders and banks she has
Her expertise began at an early age through remodelling homes for resale throughout the San
Fernando Valley area, including Lake Encino, Bell Canyon, Northridge, Woodland Hills, Agoura,
Camarillo and Universal City; as well as West Hollywood and Fountain Valley.
A successful real estate agent and later General Manager of a large real estate firm eventually led
to increased creative pursuits; first through marketing and advertising as the SVP of Marketing for
two publicly traded companies, and later as an Interior Designer.
Cottages and Castles is an extension of Kathy’s creative journey through design, where recently
the art of home staging has been added to her list of value-added services. An HSR Certified
Home Stager as well as graduate classes through UCLA in Interior Design and Architecture add
depth to her creative talents.
Terry Cunniff, design coordinator, comes to Cottages and Castles with a background in office
administration, Terry has been instrumental in the success of the companies she has represented.
Terry has applied her expertise in organization, purchasing and merchandising to both design and
staging preparation and execution.
Penny Aarons, design coordinator, has brought a strong background from the building industry
and is a powerhouse in her knowledge of architectural residential and commercial design.