The West End
Built in 1926 ~ Renovated in early 2021
If there is one word to describe this little house it would have to be sweet. The bright and cheerful exterior color scheme, quaint kitchen, and timeless bathroom make this house something special and every single inch of this 1200 square feet house was used wisely proving that good things can come in small packages.
On the exterior we removed the vinyl siding that was covering up the original wood siding. With a few repairs primarily on the window casings that had been altered for the vinyl siding and some enhancements to the front porch to make it more historically accurate, the house now sits high on its little corner. We used a soft blue/green on the siding with bright white siding and a shade of tangerine to finish off the exterior.
Inside we made two small changes to the layout of the house that made a big impact. First, we removed an old brick chimney to give a little extra room in the bathroom that made all of the difference. We then moved all of the plumbing to the opposite wall and were able to refurbish the original clawfoot tub. In the kitchen we stole a little space from the walk-in pantry to carve out a laundry nook and turned the old laundry room into heated space for a new mud room that enters the cozy kitchen. By reworking the cabinet layout and painting the cabinets a warm shade of blue, this kitchen is now both charming and efficient. We just love this little house!
The most notable original feature discovered would be the original wood siding underneath the vinyl siding that made all the difference in the curb appeal of the house. Both the doors and all of the windows are also original and boast the old wavy glass that will make you swoon.
Inside all of the original doors and hardware were kept, the clawfoot tub refurbished, and the beautiful hardwood floors were refinished including those that were hidden under linoleum in the kitchen.
Photos provided by the talented Marian Ashley Photography