My husband had the eye for this house, I did not really see it's beauty through it's flaws the way that he did. It's an art deco home built in 1940 and when we first saw it, it required a lot of work, not something I had thought he was up for.
Not that he wasn't capable, the man can do most anything, I just thought he had passed the stage of wanting to. Not so. For a man who needs a spreadsheet to examine most any purchase, he decided on this house really quickly.
Unbeknownst to me at the time, his grandfather had built an art deco house in St. Paul and it was a childhood memory.
We've (I use the term We loosely here) taken popcorn off the ceiling, carpeted and painted my studio, fixed flaws in the walls, painted, tiled, remodeled the kitchen down to bare studs and soon we're going to start on a big landscape project.
Living room, love the black floors, but not keeping them clean...
dining room, one of my favorite spots the walls are painted Ralph Lauren's artist brown. It's a really intimate room and French doors lead to the verandah, where the landscaping will begin.
A shot of the studio, beautiful natural light
I'm very at home here, I love this house and I am so glad he saw the potential. Time to go bead!