If these walls could talk, right? Old homes have their own character and appeal. The very quality of having been lived in and enjoyed beyond our lifetime gives us a sense of connectedness to the past. With that connection and history, it's no wonder our homeowners wanted to preserve the history of their home and the stories the walls had to tell as they brought their 1930's Craftsman style home up to date. Still rooted in the past, but open and inviting to the present.
This project brought together the best of the best in historic renovations. The 1930's home had already been added to once before, so needed special handling to make sure this reno didn't make the house feel like a patchwork quilt, but like a well-thought out, connected, beautiful and usable space for our homeowners. In collaboration with an architect, the old wing of the house was redrawn to add a separate laundry area and bathroom, while keeping the footprint the same. The connector between the original home and the 80's addition was increased slightly with a bump-out to create a dining space.
With careful planning and a design that emphasized the reuse of wood that had been a part of this home for 87 years, Ben & the team reused the doors and trim that came out during demo, cut and custom fit those doors for the new project and created the entryway cubby system.
The wide entry and connector between the two wings now has space for a formal dining.
The gorgeous wood floors, painted exposed brick (the original exterior of the home), and windows with views to the front and back of the home make this dining area perfect for both intimate dinner with family or a large cocktail party.
The hallway is wide in the 30's style of creating large passageways or breezeways with plenty of space for mini-rooms and furniture, not just a way to get from here to there. The flow from the connector, through the hallway, and into the study maintains the perfect balance of openness, light and connection with privacy, quiet, and retreat.
Perhaps one of our favorite features from this reno were the two bathrooms created out of one previous bathroom. Our homeowners embraced the vintage craftsman styling with an elegant turn, transforming the full bath and water closet into showstoppers in their own right.
A look back helps us appreciate the magnitude of the project. This old 1930's Atlanta home was stripped down to the studs and insulation for this remodel and restored in a way that unites the character and beauty of the home with its past and its present.
Many thanks to our homeowners for having us work on this project. Together, our team ensured that This Old Atlanta House will still have a story or two to tell for years to come.
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