Hi everyone! In my last post I promised to show you more pictures of our oldest son and daughter-in-law’s home. Before I get to that I would like to share some history with you.
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 foyer is so large that one winter when it was too cold to go outside my granddaughter learned to ride her bike in here. The floors are all the original white marble.
All of the moulding and trim work is plaster and some of it was missing. New pieces were created to match seamlessly with the trim original to the house. There is a button built into the floor that the lady of the home would press with her foot when the staff was needed in the dining room. How cool is that?
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!
See the Pottery Barn bottle chandelier? The terracotta floors were installed by
Again, The cabinets are not Big Bird yellow nor is the living room below!