THE AMERICANA

This house had good bones.  Larger than it appears from the outside at almost 2,000 square feet, most all of the original hardware, trim, and doors - including two beautiful French doors - were in great shape.  The back of the house had undergone some modifications over the years and the very oddly placed and unsafe stairs to the attic were taking up valuable real estate.  The house also only had one bathroom so creating a second bathroom for the master suite was at the top of the priority list.  So, we got to work.  Immediately after closing a sledge hammer revealed brick behind the bump out in the kitchen so the kitchen lay-out was designed around keeping that original feature exposed. With custom shaker cabinets in a crisp bright white, Heather had a friend teach her how to build and finish the gorgeous cedar countertops which she uses in several of her projects to this day (thanks Jarrad!).  All of the big items - electrical, plumbing, new roof, gas heat - were included in the renovation along with a new kitchen, two full bathrooms, paint inside and out and refinished hardwood floors.  We also added a wood privacy fence and replaced the two dilapidated storage buildings with one new one and painted it to match the house.  Heather knew the cedar shakes on this house were begging to be navy blue right from the beginning and the red door set the tone for what she now refers to it as, The Americana.