Today’s Eclectic Home Tour is a little different because instead of sharing the home of a blogger, I’m sharing a house in my neighborhood! In fact, this home is right across the street from me and it’s my favorite house on the block!
Built in 1900, this Carpenter Gothic home retains all of the original charm with a wrap around front porch, diamond paned windows, and original 24 paned, arched wood front door with leaded glass sidelights.
Tom is an architect and Susan is an interior decorator and together they brought this neglected old house to life with the perfect blend of old and new. Instead of replacing the drafty old windows like most of us would do, they had them glazed to make them more energy efficient.
Much of the furniture, including the pair of leather chairs, belonged to Susan’s parents. A white slipcovered sofa is perfect for muddy paws.
One of two working fireplaces is tucked into an arched alcove in the living room. Unique, original art adds interest to the minimalist spaces.
Look at the detail in the firebox and the floral carvings on the fireplace surround in the dining room.
Ikea cabinets keep the small kitchen budget friendly and no upper cabinets keep it from feeling cluttered.
The original oak cabinet was saved from demolition and stripped down to the bare wood to add warmth to this modern kitchen.
The dark wood staircase pops against gray walls and white trim.
Peek out the window to get a glimpse of my house across the street. It’s the blue one!
Diamond pane windows add so much interest to the third floor bedrooms.
They went ultra modern in the bathrooms that include luxurious touches like heated floors.
I hope you liked this peek into my neighbors house! Sadly, they just sold the house and moved to Vermont but I’m sure the new owner will be happy to live in such a thoughtfully renovated home.
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