When Mary Lawson, General Manager at Dalerose Country Homes started uncovering a house she bought last fall, people marveled at what was for so many years. Originally built in 1885 and renovated several times, Lawson revived the neglected space to give it new life for new owners.
The home was as tired and outdated inside as it was outside. The exterior bricks were repaired and repointed, and most of the board-and-batten siding replaced. Old wooden shutters were repaired and re-installed, new windows and garden doors added and thermo panes replaced.
The original flooring was sanded and stained to match the engineered hardwood, creating consistency on the main level. Similarly, the wide baseboards and trim were restored or rebuilt. Lawson added slate tile in the entry areas and crown moulding throughout the home.
The master bedroom was transformed into a true suite, featuring a large bay window, built-in armoires and a window bench. The spacious new en suite has a clawfoot tub, a huge shower and his-and-hers quartz-top vanities.
The biggest changes were in the kitchen and family area. A galley-style kitchen was designed with a corner sink, tall cabinets and plenty of pot drawers, pantry cabinets and an adjoining butler’s pantry. Pot lights, under-cabinet lighting and stainless steel appliances complete the new space.
Dalerose Country Homes offer fully custom homes, whether they are renovations such as this downtown home or new builds.