Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Walkabout Wednesday…the addition edition

Last week, I talked about how folks are tearing down these lovely old homes.  This week, I’m going to show you a few that have been given a new lease on life.


This house was originally a plain brick box.  It has been painted white and given black shutters.  The arch over the front door was added as well. 

But the best thing about this reno is the great addition in the back!


The house is joined to the new garage by this little gallery with this pretty door.  Garages are a premium in BV (if there is an old garage, it’s probably just a one car), so this addition is a smart move.


Good job, folks on the corner!


The next one is a house that we looked at when we were looking.  It was not darling then.  It was more haunted-ish.


They painted (the part that’s white and green used to be light brown and dark brown) and built this wall.


The part on the left is all an addition.  I love how they made it look like the original house.  Inside the “U” shape is a water feature and a garden.


This is the other side of the addition above.  The covered verandah is to die for.

See, folks…it CAN be done! You don't have to tear down and build a McMansion!  Just use your imagination.  (And if you don't have an imagination, you can come see me.  I'm always making $hit up.)


Shirley@Housepitality Designs said...

Gasp!!!...those homes are stunning...I need to talk a walk with you one day!!!...

Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

i love these and am so glad someone with vision saved them! that first one looks like something out of a movie!

Sara said...

Think...Tudor Gingerbread. Fun, Kirby.

Andrea said...

I want one!!!! And to visit you!

Cheryl in Wisconsin said...

I am so opinionated about loving old houses and loathing most newer ones that I cannot come up with a diplomatic comment. I will leave it at this: KUDOS to the people that polished up these gems.

Feral Turtle said...

Amazing. I am in love with house number one, but I would settle for number two too! Both beautiful homes!

Art and Sand said...

When my college roommate and her husband came to visit, they looked at our little cottage and the lot size. His first comment was, "you could tear this down and build a huge 3 story house". Now, why would we want to do that? I always think McMansions are for people who don't want to spend any time together. Steve and I talk across the house to one another. Of course, now he is aging and his hearing is going it is harder. I of course am not aging.

Sherry @ Thrift My House said...

Both houses are beautiful! Love the painted brick! Makes me think of an old plantation. I love old houses.... My house is a 95 build, dated but not in a good way. I'd like to have a word with whoever invented popcorn ceilings... fell off track, sorry.

andi filante said...

You have the COOLEST houses in your area!!!!

My dog is snoring. He must find this stuff dull.


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