The home was built in 1918 and Jonathan and Heather are only the third owners. They purchased the property from an estate approximately seven years ago. The previous owner was an heir to the family that started Christian Children's Network. She was running the family business from this home and divided it into offices and cubicles. When Jonathan and Heather bought the home it had not been updated since the 1950s. The tiny kitchen was the worse with horrible rusted metal cabinets, nasty floor and counter tops. The entire home was in a total state of disrepair. Plaster was falling from the ceilings, windows boarded up, walls put up everywhere for offices and virtually no maintenance done for years. They took on a major remodeling of the entire house, doing a lot of the work them self while trying to maintain the original architecture of the property.
The home has 7000+ square feet spread out over three levels plus a carriage house .
The kitchen was enlarged by tearing down a wall between the cooking area and the staff's eat-in area. My photo makes the cabinets look bright yellow where they are really a pretty soft yellow. There is white subway tile behind the stove, back splash and the tile goes all the way to the ceiling. I love the stove hood!
Again, The cabinets are not Big Bird yellow nor is the living room below!
My six year old granddaughters room. You can't tell in the photos but the chandy is pink! An artist did the mural behind the bed as well as one in her bathroom. Isn't this sweet?. I have to include this room in Pink Saturdays at How Sweet The Sound.
Thanks for taking this tour with me! I will show more photos of the home in a later post.
Please drop by these parties and enjoy all the fun! Thanks ladies for hosting.