Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Change of view: a before and after client house flip



For the last couple of months I've been working with a very talented builder, (Paul Kuzma of Kuzma Construction) to transform one of the cutest houses. He and his wife are an awesome team... I went to college with one of their daughters and another daughter is one of our favorite babysitters...so I've known and admired them for quite awhile, but it's been awesome getting to know them in a different capacity. Plus, their work is fabulous because Paul notices and invests in every detail. The whole process has been refreshing because nothing is put in haphazardly or just "because it was cheap" which is often the case in house flips. Paul's background is in carpentry, so details matter, and he knows how to execute them beautifully! The house is now on the market, so email me if your interested in more details.

There are so many things I love about this house...the perfect proportions, the mix of old details that add character and new details that add function, beautiful outdoor areas, gorgeous neighborhood, the light, etc X infinity!

 I have to go back and take real pictures (when I'm not trying to juggle kids and a camera at the same time :) but here's an in progress peek...

The original house was cute cute to begin with if you had a really good imagination....

 But it's looking a little better these days :)))

BEFORE: Mudroom into great room (that framed box on the far side became a fireplace)
 AFTER (in progress):
and from the other direction (IN PROGRESS):

I love that we improved upon the original quirky details, making them functional and charming...
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 AFTER:
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AFTER:
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(the dining room into the kitchen...you can see the boarded over window that's now above the kitchen sink)
 AFTER (the lighting looks awful in this photo):

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 IN PROGRESS:
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 Dining room BEFORE:
IN PROGRESS:
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 There are a million more things to share in this house, so I will be sneaking back there soon to take more after photos. I love everything about it!

27 comments:

  1. cutest house! I love places like this...

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  2. Leah! You have to come house hunting with me! I need your vision and imagination! This is so lovely and I'm glad to know that the Kuzma's are builders..

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  3. oh wow! you did such an amazing job. i love the built-in cabinets and windowseats everywhere. and the painted brick is darling...love the color combination!

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  4. Awesome job Leah. Love your style! Can't wait for you to check out what we've been up to! Fun stuff.

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  5. Amazing job! A great case for painting brick too.

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  6. Stunning! So many awesome details...please share more when you can!

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  7. meeee toooo!!! it is so charming. I love the nooks and alcoves and every single thing!
    great job. The exterior is perfection! It should sell in a hot second.
    xo Nancy
    Powellbrowerhome.com

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  8. Beautiful before and afters! the little nook is so bright and beautiful.

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