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Whoa! she is creepy!
And let's be real. There is NOTHING 'green' about spending $950,000 on a house and then ripping it apart and throwing away half of it. even if you did buy a very small amount of your materials on craigslist. pretty hypocritical of them to pretend they are 'green', other than from a 'they got money to burn' perspective.
They spent over a million dollars on the house plus reno before they even started "bargain" shopping on Craigslist. The mil+ was already spent before they sat down at the computer, so Craigslist did NOT build this house. And..."Bargains" to folks who can afford million dollar homes may not be "Bargains" for the other 98% of the folks reading this article.
The folks over at Craigslist should be offended at having their name used in this article!
I think it is very beautiful and was nice of them both to share it with the world.
We often find used materials ourselves for our home and Granite slabs that are left over or pieces someone changed their mind on last minute, we never pay full retail for anything.
We go to garage sales on line sales and bargain with people.
We may beable to pay and afford full price but that is only because we do not,
get the picture.
Lovely story and lovely house.
Reminds me an article I read on here allllll about this couple restoring some old farm house (yes big $$$$$ was involved in that as well). The owners lamented about how trying the task was and how proud of their work they were, etc and so on.
However, they also talked about in the article about the contractors and how they stayed in a hotel during remodeling and if you can read between the lines- they didn't do any work at all and they did not rough it while working on it. They paid others to do the work while they lived with room service.
Insulting to the rest of us who actually can take credit for doing the transformations with our own talents, blood, sweat and tears and all.
Yeah, I see the "interesting" remodel and advertising here", but when you have the easy money to buy a million dollar house in a not so expensive area + spend another $350K on remodeling it, bringing the price tag up to $1.3-1.4 million, you kind of lose most of us.
I also agree, that its a bit overboard. Love the history of some of the pieces also, but they could have easily cut out some cost and a had a simpler, more elegant look.
Oh and esbee, nature does what nature does. cutting down a tree is not necessarily the issue. Its the carbon footprint we cause with non-nature friendly products, not reusing them, massive over use of electronic devices and replacing them needlessly way too often. This is exacerbated by industry wanting to keep their revenues growing, so they purposefully "obsolete our devices" through largely un-needed and really questionable software "upgrades and modifications"
While it is admirable that the homeowners were able to find materials rich in history and at a price they were willing to pay...I think they got caught up in the thrill of the scavenger hunt and saving money more than the end results.
The location of the home and the view may very well be breathtaking hands down... shame that the aesthetics of the remodel isn't equally as impressive. The wood is beautiful but less is more here. The wood ceiling gives it a heaviness and distracts from the overall room. After all ... the focal point should never be the ceiling.
The Kitchen and open areas on the main floor are inharmonious and create an appearance of being cluttered. The long row of kitchen cabinets ... the functionality work space of the kitchen and placement of the furniture is all part of balance. The dining table is too expansive for the amount of space it sits in.... the furniture needs staging so as to take better utilize the spaces and take advantage of the views.
The hot tub room would be a nice addition if it were not so crowded and had more of a view of the outside. The overhang over the patio feels heavy and it would be so much nicer if it took advantage of the natural lighting and more open/airy with a little GREENery of plants and nature.
Love the lower level steps that were made from the beams... that added character to the space.
Overall I am sure it was an improvement for an otherwise outdated interior but there could have been so many things done RIGHT with the products they bought from Craig's list if they had also taken into consideration the floor plan and layout of the room as well.