Tuesday, February 7, 2017

New beginnings for a 1930's home

Earlier in the year a lovely home was purchased by a client in the Greater Boston Area of Braintree, Massachusetts...a suburb south of Boston Proper. Here are a few facts about Braintree if your not familiar. The town was settled in 1625 and has a great lineage of history. Most notably, it is the birthplace of two past Presidents, John Adams and John Quincy Adams. Brevet Brigadier General Sylvanus Thayer was also from Braintree and the Father of the United States Military Academy at West Point. A few great reasons to live in Braintree.

Although not as old, this home possesses some really great characteristics and charm of Braintree in the 1930's. It has great curb appeal and feels like an era gone by as you enter the home, but before you do, the front entry welcomes you in with a triple arched porch! How lovely is this? I see so many possibilities!

Before pictures of our current project.
I love a corner lot and the many mature trees surrounding this home.
Looking forward to improving on the walkway and landscaping at some point.
The side entry and it's arched door is especially lovely. This door is right off the kitchen. I have great plans for this little spot...Big things can come in small packages as they say. It's going to be filled with many textures and global flair!
 The kitchen needs a lot of love. A luxury kitchen is not in the budget at the moment, however we are going to spruce it up in the meantime and make it feel like home.
Great original paneling dress the walls of the dining room!
The color and textile possibilities are endless.
A clear visual all the way through from the side door. I'm imagining beautiful paper in the hallway and jewel tones in the living room. While we're at it, let's give the fireplace a new lease on life, with a new surround and screen.
 Original French doors!
The previous owners viewed their television over the fireplace. We are going to relocate it to this area and mount it on the wall out of view. I would like to see the fireplace become a focal point again.
The design concepts are in place and now I'm just wrapping up the details. Next time I'll share what's going on in other areas in the house. This should be great fun! I hope you follow along for the ride! Thanks for stopping by!

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