Sunday, July 5, 2015

Open House Sunday

Renovated Tudor in Edgemere Park
 built 1929
You know how sometimes you have a favorite house that you drive by all the time
and you think you'd love to live there if it could ever be your's?
You wish to see the inside to see just how heavenly it truly is?
Well, that is what this house has been for me for a long time.
It was one of the first houses I fell in love with in my neighborhood.
But I never saw the inside. I loved those front french doors that lead you into the middle of the house.

 I soon realized after buying my own home in the neighborhood that those doors couldn't possibly
be original. They must have converted the porch into a center room.
I still believe this to be true but geez that was some work!
I prefer my historic houses left original as much as possible so although I love the look of the
french doors from the outside. I'd never do this myself to a house.
And once inside...I don't care for it much.
What is up with that huge blue fleur de lis in the center of the tile floor?
That's just odd.

  So inside it's not my taste at all but furnishings and paint would fix that.
Gray walls are in but in this house these walls are just too cold for how open and airy this house should feel.
There is an original art tile fireplace. A very nice one for that matter.
All the furniture is so wrong for this house. I do like that floor lamp though.

 Kitchen has been opened up with wall between kitchen and breakfast nook removed.
Built in bench seating fills the room. Again not a choice I would have made.

Wine bar seems like a silly thing to have to me.
Kitchen is your standard galley. I'd paint these cabinets white of course and replace that rustic tile with a nice white subway tile. While I was at it...I'd take out that brown toned granite and replace it with Carrarra marble. Of course a different floor would be in order too.
  Back to the center hall...I do wonder if this staircase is original.
I think that is a very strange fireplace in the corner. It's just terrible.
Whoever made over this house made so many awful decisions in renovation.
The true character of this home has been ruined. could be fixed and restored but what a job!
What is that built in shelf thing to the left? Just weird.

 Ah...a basic room. This just needs that hideous fan taken out and different furnishings.

 Lots of unfortunate things happening here....why oh why?
Slate floor tile on the walls? No, no, no.
Mod, vessel no. At least they left the original arch and window.
This bath could be made nice again.

This is the upstairs bath. Not my cup of tea at all...but it fits the rest of the bad by southwest decor. What is up with the molding? 

 This bathroom looks like a cave. Triple yuck.

 Here we have the attic turned master bedroom. I love all those windows.
This could be a fabulous room!

 I'd love a bedroom overlooking the backyard.

 Love this bright little room.

 Back upper deck has great possibilities.

 You'd never think this house was this large from the front side...would you?
Small garage...lots of cement back here...that is strange. I think I'd cover some of it with pea gravel.
And then there is the basement/laundry.
Surprisingly its very scary..something right out of American Horror Story!

see full listing here
What do you think of this house?
It's a great house...but for me there are soooo many things that must be fixed to restore it's charm.
This book is not to be judged by it's cover.
Since seeing the inside I don't covet this home any more.
But... I'd love to come up with the plans of changing the inside into an appropriate
historic residence again. I'd love doing that as a matter of fact!

I hope you had a great 4th of July.
I was at the store all day...we had a potluck lunch full of all the typical 4th of July food.

My 4th of July depression is in full swing. (get it every year)
I need to have something to look forward to and fast.

Saturday, July 4, 2015

Independence Day!!!


I hope your's is full of fireworks, hotdogs, laughter, good friends and good times.

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Mod Mix Monday #195

Ah...such the perfect patriotic display.
Pictures like this make me wish I lived in a Farm House instead of a tudor.
There is nothing more patriotic than a big white farmhouse.

This summer is soaring by...I'm busy with my full time job as well as 
some freelance design work. 

But I did manage to find time for my faves from last week's Mod Mix Monday.
Fun Summer table by Christine of Rustic and Refined

 Darrielle of DD's Cottage painted this super cute dresser.
She also painted this tall cabinet for the bath too - DD's Cottage
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I hope your plans for the 4th are coming together...
I'm trying to decide what I'll bring to our party.
Looks like I'll be browsing Pinterest for recipes!

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Remember anything old made over to be new...anything new changed up to look old.
New and old together...
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