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Craftsman Bungalow Renovation

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This 1920s Craftsman bungalow was converted into a duplex at some point during the 1960s. Over the years, the very cool architectural details of the house had fallen into disrepair. The pillars and columns were crooked, the concrete porch was cracked, and the wood was rotting from years of neglect.
Heirloom Design Build’s goal was to restore the home’s original charm. In addition, we wanted to add the comfort and convenience of the 21st century to the home’s interior, while retaining the historical character of the home’s exterior. We spent a good portion of this project deconstructing the changes to the home and recreating the original single-family layout.
To ensure the best outcome, we used top-quality building materials—the kind that are usually found in much larger and more expensive home renovations—while keeping the house’s footprint small and it’s design tasteful and in keeping with the look of the neighborhood. Modern improvements included the vaulting of the ceilings, the exposing of brick chimneys, and the installation of Carrera marble, recycled hardwood flooring, custom cabinetry, and beautiful light fixtures throughout the home.
We also added new landscaping and hardscaping to the home's front and back yard, including a new stone patio with a built-in barbeque pit--a perfect spot for entertaining!
Some of the high performance features include a high efficiency HVAC system, and all paints and sealants used were were non-VOC, ensuring better air quality for the home’s future residents.

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  • Diy Design Fanatic
    Diy Design Fanatic Charlotte, NC
    on Aug 16, 2012

    Gorgeous combination of dark cabinets with the marble tops. Makes me miss my kitchen/bath designing days.

  • Michelle M
    Michelle M Knoxville, TN
    on Aug 16, 2012

    Beautful home!! Love the blue wall paint. Do you know the name of the paint?

  • Miriam I
    Miriam I Bay Shore, NY
    on Aug 19, 2012

    Thank you for your detailed description. I read it a few times and then browsed through all the pictures again. What a treat. Thank you for the beautiful tour.

  • Glenda B
    Glenda B Maryville, TN
    on Aug 20, 2012

    Beautiful, but a bit too much black for my taste.

  • Sondra
    Sondra Janesville, WI
    on Aug 20, 2012

    Very nice, clean lines. I love the contrast between the dark and light and the fact that you can use whatever you want for accent color. The only thing that looks a little odd to me is the brick chimney above the beautfiul white fireplace. Perhaps once all the furniture / decor is in place it will fit better. Love the all brick outside. Beautiful home.

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