Before we get too far into the renovation process I wanted to make sure I got a bunch of photos of the interior of the house. I can’t wait to show you some of what we’ve found during demolition too in a follow up post.
If you missed the previous post here’s a drone video made by Perkins Enterprises (our partner Jaime’s construction company with his brother Erik):
The house had not been lived in for about 25 years and this is exactly what it looked like when we first stepped foot inside:
Here’s the living room to the left of the front door:
There’s a small bathroom that was added probably in the 1950s and that large opening used to be the back of the house:
In the back of this room was a small porch that was enclosed to be a pantry:
To the right of the front door was another small den. The house was being used for some storage by the family but other than that not much had changed.
What I really think is amazing now looking back at these photos is how many layers of house is underneath that paneling an linoleum:
Looking from the den through the kitchen to the master bedroom:
The kitchen downstairs. We’ve also found evidence of the kitchen being in two other locations over the years:
The kitchen after cleanup:
A small half bath off the kitchen :
The master bedroom:
Directly in front of entry door is a tiny staircase that goes to the upstairs:
There are two bedrooms upstairs. Here is the first one:
Love the vintage stuffed animal:
The second bedroom:
Here’s a quick walk through tour of the house Jaime’s brother Erik made right before demolition. I’m so glad they made this! All the guys are natural comedians…
Now that all that’s been shared I can start on the demo posts!
It’s like a time capsule! Those metal kitchen cabinets/sink bring back some memories for me.
Karen Arthur says
My mom and dad had those same plates only their said Bill & Billie. Lol. Hung in the kitchen for years.
Those treasures in there . I hope You reused some. I love that tin celling. WOW! What a treasure!
now, this house is to be your studio and the storefront will be for classes and sales ? i know i should have a better memory but………..
How exciting is this.. I am loving the store. Those are bay windows in the front. you can do so much with them. And those white square ceiling tile. I like them. I bet you guys are the talk of the town…lol
Mary Burns says
That is so interesting and will be so fun. Are you doing the store too? Will they go together?
Dara Hale says
Bob and Hazel plates…I love those!!! I love the vintage kitchen countertop!
Please say you are using the plates and the Elvispainting when you decorated!
The old North Carolina Tar Heel waste basket (I think that is what it was), looked amazing. You won’t have a problem finding a home for that! I’d be a taker for sure. Love what you guys are doing with these properties!