It’s been a while since I posted an update on the Dunwoody Street Pretty Old House.
Things progress by fits and starts—a couple of vacations have been taken and there’s been a flurry of activity.
Most recently the new driveway was installed, a privacy fence was built and the hardwood floors were refinished.
I didn’t post about how the super heavy dumpster cracked the old driveway—a story for another time.
This isn’t as exciting as pretty decorating, but let me tell you, I’m darned excited.
I keep thinking “The paint buckets area stacked by the chimney with care in hopes that the floor guy soon will be there…”
Thank goodness he showed up.
“Jacobean” is the stain color. It’s really dark and we like it that way.
This is the front bedroom with plastic on the ceiling fan.
The yard looks much more manicured, believe it or not, with the new privacy fences on each side.
So what do you think? I have a list a mile long of things that need to be done. Hopefully we’ll be finished in a week or two.
This is a good example of painted brick with darker trim and very dark, almost black, window mullions. There’s lots of curb appeal on this one.
After a somewhat slow start—no, make that a solid start, but a slight hitch with the rot (read about it here if you dare)—we’re making good progress on the Dunwoody Street House.
The exterior has one coat of paint, trim is yet to be done, but its looking better. That red clay strip through the yard is where the water line from the street was replaced—that’s not the fun part, but we don’t want brown water, do we?
The porch ceiling has been painted, too. I forgot to stipulate “haunt blue” but I will. For those of you new to Pretty Old Houses, porch ceilings should ALWAYS be painted blue—no exceptions!
Remember there was a vine growing across the ceiling here? Looks a ton better now. I love the columns.
This is the kitchen, you can tell by the exhaust vent coming out of the ceiling, looking back to the “bonus area” that could be a breakfast room, office, play area, whatever. There are 6 can lights in the kitchen. Did you realize that in snazzy magazines they “photoshop” out the can lights? I didn’t until recently. I wondered how those people could see well enough to cook. Don’t know about you, but I need lots of light.
The hall bath with the original cast iron tub…
This is a view of the master closet on the left and the master bath on the right. What can I say, it’s under construction.
The shower is in the corner. It was a challenge to fit everything in here and have two vanities–
One nice feature of this house is the mudroom and laundry area. I’ve already bought the hooks for hanging jackets and bags in the mudroom. Nothing like looking ahead.
This will be the quintessential landscaping “before” picture. Just about anything will be an improvement. Yes, we’ve had more rain this winter than in several years—the spring flowers should be brilliant.
This one was designed by Lelia Ross Wilburn, one of the early female architects in Atlanta.