I have been actively involved in directing the remodel of a 1980’s ranch home that my clients purchased 9 months ago. WOW! I still remember the phone call from them…asking me if I would be interested in helping them once again. They had the good fortune of a couple calling on them to say they would be interested in purchasing their home. The couple had never been inside but they had always loved the curb appeal. My clients looked at the couple and the wife said, “oh thank you but our home is not for sale!” Her husband said, “Everything has a price, would you like to tour our home and make an offer.” The home was a standout…beautifully coiffed inside and out. Needless to say, the interested couple bought the whole package…hook, line and sinker! Yep, even most of the furnishings and accoutrements. That left my clients with the dilemma of finding a new home…and fast!!!
Fast forward to this week and next…as our crews frantically tinker, toile and hammer to get this beauty move in ready…well, close. Attached is a picture of the original area that is now minus many walls, no longer sunken living/dining room, complete ceiling removals and change out of all windows. The piece de resistance of this “new” home is the everyday elegance we have created with luscious millwork, architectural beams, dutch doors, huge sliding wood doors, open glass/metal stairs with thick Alderwood steps readying everything for the final hanging of our artwork.
Once we initially walked through this house, I had a clear vision of what could be. It had too many choppy rooms, catwalks overhead to nowhere, sunken rooms here and there, three strange bathrooms (the master being decorated like a Grecian bathhouse). But I started looking at the basic building structure and it became undeniable. This home had great bones! And from there, our love affair with the upcoming home began.
Enjoy what we started with in the before pics and hope you can anticipate what we are creating with these progress pics! Please stay tuned because in the next few weeks we are going to blow the roof off the house (figuratively speaking) Final project pictures to come in the near future!