15 April, 2014

Dark and Dirty....House, that is...

So,  we're getting started on our next project.
After all, we just finished our addition way back in October.
This poor little cottage needs love...lots and lots of love.
The following is what we're starting with.
I'm warning you...this is not pretty.
Let's start with the kitchen.
Gut job...total gut job.
From the kitchen we go into the living/dining room.
The paint color was ivory...
this house has been lived in by the same family since the 70's...
they have been smoking in here since the 70's.
Next is the sunroom.
There are two bedrooms and one bath...and a hallway.
Looking at these pictures on my monitor makes me think this house is very photogenic...
it's 10 times worse in person.
Here's what the front looks like without the ramp.
If you have any ideas for exterior paint colors, don't be shy!
There are a few reasons why we're tackling this little house.
It's in the same neighborhood that we live in...Aviation Heights.
It was built the same year our home was built...1951.
It's the same floorplan as ours with a few minor changes.
Last, but not least, this house is right next door to ours!

This should be a very interesting journey.
The House Next Door Project
ann marie


  1. Can't wait to watch you work your magic. Thanks for always sharing.

  2. so glad you finally get to fix the ugly house next door! can't wait to see what you and dad do with it : )

  3. No kidding...it could be an anti smoking campaign...don't kill your house...I think the house is happy she'll be reinvented :)

  4. Can't wait to follow along. :)


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