Designed in the Queen Anne Victorian style, the 7,500 square foot, 5 bedroom and 4 bathroom residence is a faithful reproduction of an 1880’s Victorian home with modern systems and amenities. The construction mirrors the original techniques with plaster over button board, old growth Douglas Fir flooring and Redwood siding, framing and trim. You may recognize it as Camille Preaker’s family mansion in the HBO miniseries Sharp Objects.
Beauty can be found in the wear & tear not just in the shiny & new.
It has become one of our biggest longest projects and probably always will be • when we first moved in we had about 10 trees back here all overgrown and unhealthy.. we removed them and lived in a mud pit with no landscaping, only dreams!
Here we are almost 2 years later and we are moving along trying to make this backyard our secret oasis!
I dream what this space will look like in 5 years when all of our plants grow bigger and we can actually sit down and enjoy it 🤣
The Row House #oldhomes #london #regentspark #marylebone #wickhamplace “Houses have their own ways of dying, falling as variously as the generations of men, some with a tragic roar, some quietly, but to an after-life in the city of ghosts, while from others—and thus was the death of Wickham Place—the spirit slips before the body perishes . . . By September it was a corpse, void of emotion, and scarcely hallowed by the memories of thirty years of happiness” #emforster
This 3 story Queen Anne style home was built in 1886. It sits under the Spanish moss near a beautiful lake in Central Florida.
I love how bright our new kitchen is. 😍 Currently, we are still unpacking 📦
Continually drawn to Savannah for design and creative inspiration. I mean, what's not to love ✨ #ZioandSonsTravel
People are always asking us how many bathrooms we have here at Upsala 🛀 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
The answer: Complicated. We have a full bathroom in the el (which is accessed via a short ladder). In the main part of the house, we have what we call “the museum bathroom.” This a relic of the museum-era at Upsala and it features two bathroom stalls and sink. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
During the restoration of Upsala, this room was divided to create a sitting area and restrooms for visitors. When we moved in, the walls in these room were off-white (at best) and the yellow color that all of the woodwork was painted was…less than ideal (to put it nicely). ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
A fresh coat of paint went a long way in these two rooms. We added some necessary storage in the bathroom and covered up the old linoleum tile with peel and stick flooring from Home Depot. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
It’s still the same quirky space it was when we moved in, but it’s looking much better now!
~a gentle reminder that life still grows from refuse and waste~
Prior to our possession of this house, the back of this garage (pictured in the background) was used as a private dumping-pile. Former items in this area were (among lots of other shit) old car seats (like literal car seats), paint cans, broken glass, car headlights, old signs, broken wood, insulation, etc. Now there is a bounty of Dame’s Rocket. The earth heals!🌷🌿🌱🌸
Obsession of mine is old buildings and architecture. I was like a kid in a can’t store walking around historic downtown Charleston today. I was blown away. It is spectacular to me that these structures have been standing for hundreds and hundreds of years. Still beautiful. Still loved. Still relevant. Still strong.
Our home is in transition once again! We are in the middle of finishing the original hardwood in the old gym/office room. It looks so good! I'll share the end result within a few days 😊 We're planning on finishing the rest of the hardwood floors on the main level within the next year because it looks SO GOOD!!! Within the next month, we're going to move the gym down to the basement! So until all these projects are done, I'll just do my workouts in the living room! 💪
Oh by the way.. remember those giant boxes that the couch came in Yeah, they're still downstairs. 🤦♀️😂 Who wants them! #homeprojects #diy #homedecor #newhome #workout #hardwork #hardwood #oldhomes #homegym
The Lounsbury House in Ridgefield CT, also known as Grovelawn. 🏛 Classical Revival-style mansion that was built in 1895. Located right on Main Street, it’s the grand finale of all the beautiful houses along Main when you enter Ridgefield. Its design, by Charles Northrop, was an emulation of the Connecticut State Building exhibited at the 1893 Columbian Exposition, at the request of Governor Phineas C. Lounsbury, who attended the exhibition (and clearly just had to have it). This house has stayed perfectly preserved both inside and out, thanks to the Lounsbury family who donated it to the town in 1945. It now serves as a community center and can be rented out for events. Every time I’ve been to this little town, there’s something going on at this mansion...which is exactly how a historical mansion should be used. 👍🏻 Someone had left a glass of scotch on one of those benches that I moved to take the picture 🥃I’d like to think the ghost of Governor Lounsbury left it himself, while admiring his legacy 👻...but that’s just me ☺️
🌈This is the rainbow room. Named by the littles, of course. ❤️The kids love this room because when the late afternoon and early evening sun ☀️hits the old (circa 1846) stained glass window by the front door, rainbows fill the floor, furniture and walls. The kids go nuts, “RAINBOWS RAINBOWS RAINBOWS!”❤️🌈
🌈This living room/front door foyer area is to the left of the playroom (the playroom used to be the formal living room or piano room), so there is always overflow of puzzles, magna tile castles, tea🍵 party paraphernalia, etc (swipe to see how it usually looks). We never use the front 🚪 (main entrance is the side entrance at the back of the house), so this area is really the kids downstairs domain, whether we like it or not. 🤷♀️We’ll be painting 🎨 the walls, trim and beams white in the fall to open up this space, as the ceilings are pretty low in here. 🌈
🌱The kids also named our great room the “sunny side room” ☀️🍳because it gets amazing light - that’s probably everyone’s favorite room (I shared it here back in March, I’ll share it again here soon). The other room that the kids love that I haven’t shared yet is the greenhouse🌿 room. It’s right off the kitchen. Lexi calls it the “seed room” (that’s where they planted their 🥬veggie and sunflower🌻 seeds in the spring). I’ll share that room soon, we’re gearing up to do a clean up and makeover of that space. It’ll be a great spot to sit in the fall and soak in the autumn sunshine...oh wait we have littles so we definitely won’t be sitting, but maybe we’ll stand there for a minute someday🤣.🌱
🌱Do you or your fam have a favorite room in your house or apt🌱
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Sitting in the couch in our front room, this has become one of my favorite views. I can see almost all of our favorite pieces of art and really see the heart of the home. Eventually we will peel back this awful green carpeting to expose the original hardwood floors beneath. Until then, we just imagine it’s beauty!!! What’s your favorite spot in your home .
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Houston we have benches! 🙌🏻 (May not be breaking news in your world but I’m pretty dang excited here 😂) I bought that table back in March not realizing that finding a good deal on the matching benches was easier said than done 😂 (thank you @surferkid_justin for lookin out for me! 👍🏻) It’s really deceiving on IG when people’s homes/rooms seem to come together over night ... I mean it is possible, I guess, if you have a nice hefty budget but that is not the norm 💸. We have lived here 3 1/2 years almost now and we just finished this little kitchen table nook area (aka our homeschool “room”). Well, is a room ever really finished 😂 At least it’s good for a long while with no major changes 😉. Swipe to see the next picture of how this room looked after we moved in ... and it was totally fine that way, but our patio table from the old house was wearing its welcome out after being a kitchen table for 3 years and I wanted to use it as an actual patio table again. So it moved outside to the back patio along with the rug and our livingroom rug moved into this room, musical rugs 😂 (I bought a new livingroom rug recently because this one was on the small side for that space ... that’s what happens when you buy a rug BEFORE you buy furniture 😂🤷🏼♀️). All this to say don’t feel bad if it takes 1 year or 10 to get a room to finally feel the way you envisioned it .... it’s a process and the longer it takes the more you appreciate the final (ish 😂) results. Third picture is the day we got possession of the house ... I think our squatter friend was trying to swipe the light fixture on his way out but broke it in the process and left it on the ground 🙄... worked in my favor though because I didn’t like that fixture anyways and Josh had no choice but to let me run out that same day and pick up a new one 😂. And that last pic is one I took of this room the first time we saw the inside of the house.
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The grandest 1880 colonial I've ever seen in Plainfield NJ! 13 bedrooms, 7.1 baths, 10 fireplaces, seriously beautiful wrap around porch. Gorgeous! .7 acres $995,000
Paint stripper was NOT involved in this video. We waffled so much on whether or not to strip the paint off the trim in this house. All other reasons aside, this video is exhibit #1 on why we wanted the trim stripped. Painting gorgeous cherry wood is a sin it's own, then to do such a poor job of it, leaves me more than mad because this creates weeks of work for us to undo.
There will be 12 of us all together tomorrow and my heart is feeling quite full. It's been six years since we were all in Minnesota as a family and so much has changed! Can't wait to see Leo surrounded by his girl cousins at the cabin. He's one lucky babe. Snapped this early this morning just as the sun was coming up while sipping my coffee. Feeling blessed. #morningview #myoklstyle #oldhomes #currentdesignsituation #livingroom #CMhome #finditstyleit
I'm excited to be joining the @congressforthenewurbanism conference this week, especially for their walking tour of my very own #OldLouisville. .
A group of professionals who advocate for walkable, vibrant urban neighborhoods will be learning about our historic neighborhood, and @louisvilleforward's plans for us (which I'm very interested in hearing for myself!). .
I'll also share with the group my experience overcoming the challenges to becoming an @Airbnb host in Old Louisville, and the amazing experiences that I've had welcoming visitors for the last two years. (Sadly I won't be bringing Cash along, but we'll be covering much of the same territory as my #OldLouisvilleWithTheBestDog walking tour! 🐾: )
This house has some cool history, apparently the Brown family who lived here over 100 years ago, used to trade with the Cherokee and would hang red blankets in the side windows to alert them when it wasn’t safe.
A perfect 👌🏻 spot to savor a book. 📚
Gloss black French doors with pops of brass.