THE PORCH HOUSE
THE PORCH HOUSE
I immediately fell in love with the charm and character of this house. That porch alone was enough reason to pick this house, but more than anything I really felt like there could be a beautiful story of redemption with this home. Despite the years of neglect, I wanted to see the beauty and character of the Porch House restored. I also wanted to see that giant ugly Juniper disappear ASAP!
Design and flow wise this house was really a challenge. Since it now was 3 separate units it was very choppy not to mention three kitchens! Walls would have to be moved not only restore the home to a single-family but to bring in more light and allow the space to breathe. I love whites, wood, and light; however, the style of the Porch House was crying for some bold historic paint colors on the interior and exterior. I can’t wait till I tell Clint what I have in store for the master bedroom!
This home was underserved by the location and the size of the kitchen. So, since we didn’t really have to tear-out that many walls I wasn’t as apprehensive about pushing to relocate and enlarge the kitchen to make it truly the center of the home. This decision changed the whole feel and functionality of the downstairs. This home was crying out for a large classic kitchen with old-world charm and appliances to match! I also had some big plans for the upstairs as well.
Once we decided the upstairs bedroom was going to be the master we had a lot of work ahead of us. The room really started to come together with Clint vaulting the ceiling. The fireplace was beautiful as is and just needed to be converted to gas and cleaned up. The en suite bathroom was a whole different story.