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My Americana

This is hands down my favorite house so far.  I lived in two houses on the same street in the center of Hampton Heights for just under 12 years and then thought it would be cool to live in a tiny apartment – with two large dogs – as a “break” in between houses.  Not cool.  Not cool at all.  I’m still not sure what I was thinking.  Anyway…..

When I started looking for where to buy again I really and truly looked all over Spartanburg County and landed right back where I started, in my beloved Hampton Heights.  However, I got a little wild and crazy and decided to buy a house that was located on the outskirts of the neighborhood, closer to downtown.  Truth be told I was thinking that if I didn’t like it, if it was too noisy or maybe unsafe, I could rent it out later on and move to another house. But the thing is, I really love it!  It’s strangely quiet and so close to downtown that I rotate between walking through the neighborhood and downtown each day when out with my dogs.

Built in 1920, this Craftsman bungalow was in relatively great shape due mostly to the low change of ownership over the years. We converted it from a 3 bedroom/1 bath to a 3/2 without having to sacrifice any real living space and were able to reclaim some of the original features which had been covered up over the years.  I love the bones of the house and the cedar shake shingles on the outside were kind of calling my name again. We just finished up almost everything – just a couple of small projects left to wrap up – and I just really love the house, now my home.  Below are the before and after galleries if you’d like to take a look and over the next month or so I’ll be giving some more in-depth details on how certain areas were renovated if you’d like to follow along on my blog.  Until then, enjoy!

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