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What a beautiful house & a great renovation! My husband & I have done several renovations & it's always difficult when looking at woodwork to decide what to do. A lot of times, in homes of this period there are not always that many windows allowing enough light in to highlight these features - the dark stain tends to make the home look much darker than necessary. White certainly lightens the hallway & surrounding areas - great decision!
I applaude their choices, everything looks not only lovely but very comfortable & very much a home for their family & friends to enjoy. As for the comments thrown about as to 'indulgence' and whether or not they did all of the work or had contractors to do some of the work - is it really any of your business? They paid for it, they worked on it, it was their vision & luckily a beautiful older home was saved from becoming scrap for other home restorers to use in creating their restored visions.
You know, it's time for people to grow up & move on - these individuals & most everyone leaving comments have worked hard for their homes & their lifestyles. Nothing was 'given' to them or 'expected' by them - stop turning everything into a political commentary,
They did a really good job with all the renovations but I am EXTREMELY disappointed that at the main staircase, they painted that beautiful redwood looking area...white. Why in the world would you cover that gorgeous craftsmanship and material with paint?
I totally agree with life is good! Most people could NEVER afford a house like this, the property and then to do a bare bones remodel in one year!! It's so refreshing that they were able to stay in "nearby motels for the 14mos" that the remodeling was being done! Goodness, that must've been a hardship in itself!
I'm sorry I'm being so sarcastic, but the money these people spent could probably have fixed up a whole block of houses after Katrina! No wonder Americans are so unpopular around the world! The size of that home is an obscenity for 4 people and I would be ashamed when so many in this world have so little.
100k? Are you kidding me? They've got that in windows alone! I just had to re-read this article. This is a good example of what is wrong with America. It is so easy to throw money at something and get something in return. It's not rocket science. You really don't have to be a brain surgeon to dump half a million, a million or more into a remodel and have the job turn out well.
She was piling up stuff for the house before it was done? Dishes, silverware? Throwing name brands around throughout the article like that makes something unique? Come on! This is a canned remodel if there ever was one. 6000 sq. feet of American overindulgence.
If I'm wrong, I feel sorry for this couple for getting such a shallow writer to tell their story. This article is a shining example of 2005 mentality and why things turned sour. This is a remodel that is completely out of touch with the modern world and out of touch with the way we should live. I'm not saying we should live in shacks, I'm saying we've reached a point when less is so much more. In resale, in creativity, practicality, upkeep and intelligence.
looks great, but so would any house when you drop about 100K of renovations into it!
Beautiful. Without being crass, how much of the actual work did they do themselves and how much did it all cost?