We went out for an ice cream cone and came home with a house. Yes, true story.
We had driven past a house (that I had fallen in love with) for about the hundredth time. It was near a house that we were just finishing up flipping. And I needed to own it… Craig thought I was nuts- he asked me why and my answer was easy “because She is beautiful” Well, by the time we returned home we had bought the house. Restoring this little crown jewel proved to be a true labor of love. 6 months & 60,000 later we were done. She was as beautiful as I knew she could be.
This flip was #2 of 8 that was completed in a 6 year period. She looks pretty good for being just over 100 years old. This house I hope to always have… I’m thinking someday it would make a great baby boutique.
So this is my baby, Alot of people saw it as a place to condemn, I saw alot of charm. This house is just over 100 years old and was the “bankers” house, which means it was nice.
I new she would be beautiful, I loved the porch.
Not pretty from the back
New windows, soffit & fascia, sliding glass door & deck to name a few changes.
This house is a little over 100 years old, back then all the rooms were closed off, no entry closet
New entry way door, gorgeous black wood floors,and arched the doorways…added a closet in room to right.
This is the living room, that window was totally missing, the 6 kids who lived there with their parents were allowed to paint.. that is a very touchy subject-paint…I’ll explain another time.
The wall to the left was an open arch and was filled in to create a bedroom on the main level. This house had 3 bedrooms up with no bathroom and a full bathroom down with no bedroom.
Seriously ?!! Well, needless to say this is where I started. I introduced the sledge hammer & hatchet to Chelsie- She really liked demo- ing…a little too much!
Way better, my favorite room !
It felt like it took forever to get to where the new 6 ft. sliding glass door was going in.
This door was so needed !
This room really bothered me. It was the windows, they were so bad that the light was filtered and made it hard to be in there. I’ve done alot of crazy things with Craig – but him & I carrying the large picture window across a joist with 9 ft. open below was the worst.
Such a difference ! The wood floors, a swarovski crystal chandelier, a new closet & gorgeous walls!
This room also by the way had no lighting in it, well almost every room was rewired for lights, but it was the room where the piano would have been a 100+ years ago (the parlour)
3 gaping holes in the ceiling was where Craig started. This is one of the kids rooms upstairs that we kept.
We had extra flooring – so this is where I wanted it !
and yes the hole is gone !
Wow ! where to start, well Ty had the fun of pushing out the air conditioner like on happy gilmore. Dad wasn’t to happy, but it bounced the right way- whew! The 6 kids of the house drew naughties on all the fans in the mural… every room in the entire house had plaster & lath & 5 or 6 layers of wallpaper.
I don’t miss the mural!
this would be the 3rd bedroom that would become a beautiful new shared bathroom/walk-in closet.
It turned out so nice !… Craig & I try to keep the essence of the year of the house, but with todays needs. Ty learned to cut granite in this room, not one miss cut or break !
You can’t really tell but the banister is way not up to code, and it was ugly. I loved the library windows, not the webs tho !
up to code, up to date !
I didn’t get a picture of this main level bathroom before we gutted it. The floor was no longer safe, it was all rebuilt. This was the worst I’ve ever seen for a bathroom…There are always secrets in the walls in these types of houses.. I found 23 butter knivesinside the wall below that outlet box. I was convinced that something valuable had fallen behind. Nothing was ever found!
Much better !! Butter knife free !
I hated this basement it was icky & spooky.
This was a huge improvement !! New furnace, air & central vac