Living Room before
Taking on this unique and historic home built in 1903 was not for the faint of heart. Our team loves to name our properties when we first start on the job, and my husband Jason had a name in mind for this house. He named it the “Dixie Sunflower,” and although the name certainly fits now, in the beginning I called it the “Fun House” because of all the crazy remodeling and repairs that needed done.
Living Room after
Original to the Dixie Sunflower, were gorgeous window walls, high ceilings, hardwood floors, a spacious kitchen, and four fireplaces. We definitely had quality
characteristics to work with on this home. The fireplace in the kitchen (made with broken dishes and teacups) is definitely a personal favorite. When renovating and decorating, a good starting point is to find the things that you love about the home instead of thinking about everything you hate. When you focus on the cons it can be overwhelming, while the pros spring forth inspiration. I had a vision to bring farmhouse chic vibes to this topsy-turvy property. A huge undertaking was jacking the house up in hopes of repairing the foundation, because all the floors were slanted. Unfortunately, it didn’t work. It was pouring rain on the day we did it and only created cracks in the walls that had to be repaired. I consider myself an optimist and although it had to be fixed, at least we can say the house now has a firm foundation! The renovation on this home took longer than anticipated but was worth it in the end.
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