Bringing a historic 1921 American Foursquare back to its former glory.
This historic Fort Myers home had been neglected for the past 5 years, but it had great bones. Underneath the filth and cobwebs, it had a lot of potential, but it definitely needed a heavy dose of TLC.
With gorgeous trim, cased openings and original woodwork, this foursquare boasts beautiful craftsman features throughout. Each room is designed and decorated according to its original purpose. Soft, neutral tones are complimented with colorful artwork and patterned rugs to create a classic feel.
Before, this home felt very dark and closed-in. To brighten it up, we created another cased opening in the dining room, gave each room a fresh coat of paint, deep cleaned the windows and added new light fixtures. One of my favorite focal points is the fireplace in the living room. I chose to use tumbled Chicago bricks to add texture and color, giving this room a timeless charm.
A historic restoration of an 1886 farmhouse in Barrington, IL.
We lovingly restored the 1st floor ceiling to 9+ feet (It had been lowered to 8 feet at some point) and removed two layers of flooring to uncover and refinish the original pine hardwoods. The tri-color scheme was carefully selected based on its historical accuracy – it was common to see reds, yellows and greens.
This home is characterized by all the charm intended for its original farmhouse style. As you walk in, the entryway is adorned with a victorian-style staircase and gorgeous wood-carved railings. Between the foyer and living room is an oversized solid-wood pocket door with authentic bronze hardware. The dining room area features the original built-in, and the beautiful craftsman trim carries throughout the entire house.
A fix and flip in Fort Myers, FL.
This house was also subject to neglect, and was in desperate need of a few major repairs. We replaced the roof, gutted two bathrooms, resurfaced the pool and added an outdoor kitchen. We added new pavers to the pool deck, driveway and front walkway. Every interior and exterior surface was re-painted, including the living room ceiling and built-ins, to bring light into the space. We replaced the glass-block window that used to be on the front-right wall of the house – a small change that made a big difference! All finish and color selections are based on a warm, neutral pallet, to appeal to a broad range of prospective buyers.