Less is Moore
This little house. *longing sigh*
It's in a small historic section of the south side of the city full of mansions - when the Jewelry industry was thriving in Providence and before the highway was built, people lived in this area that was so close to their work. Some of the houses are grand and monstrous, but I prefer one's like this - just a nice little home with a great yard and tons of potential!
Not that pretty now, but so cute!
And this is a lot of green space for the city (this is without showing you what's behind the camera), plus it has a driveway - enough for two cars!
Those front windows let's in so much light - with all that paneling you would think the house would feel dark but with those windows it was actually still bright in this room! Dan's going to put some built-ins on either side of the bump out, which will really elevate the whole thing.
And this "kitchen" -- it was divided into a small little pantry and the larger room below, but this area where you see the stove will become a half bath which the house desperately needed. And that fridge? That is the location for the new wet bar!
This room (above) is the new kitchen. Big island, open shelving - it will be a cook's kitchen for sure, with loads of functionality.
So demo is done and the putting it back together process is already well underway - we just finished insulating yesterday. This master is a completely different space - vaulted ceilings, exposed beams, recessed lighting and gorgeous hardwoods - it's really going to be breathtaking.
This will truly be the biggest and most amazing transition for this house. This bathroom was not only fifty-shades-of-brown, it was cramped and dingy. As you can tell from the one angle I could get of it. This is going to be a completely different with loads of updated old-world charm (the sneak of the clawfoot tub was on my instagram)
Moore to come! (HA!)
We didn't start the fire - Update!
So excited for this one - Danny beat me to it, posting some pics on Instagram but I had to give this the full treatment because he did GOOD. In case you forgot, this is what we were working with up here just a few short months ago:
yes the chimney is crooked, that is not your eyes - this was the attic back in the day!
A lot of lessons learned in this project - it's not perfect, and there are plenty of things that we would have done differently but man oh man - I would have LOVED to live in an apartment like this when I was renting!
quick baby shot!
The bedrooms each have a window, but I like this one best because of the skylight. I have always liked them - and that closet is pretty good too, goes all the way back and down the angled wall!
Those bricks were tough because we wanted to leave them but weren't sure how because we didn't want them to make a mess of the rooms, but sealing them turned out great. I was nervous of how it would look but it does look really good.
Especially in the front hallway/stair:
First and third floors are rented but we still need to find someone to take the Second floor so if you know anyone who is looking, send them our way!!