Sunday, February 17, 2013

The Library...(Now the Master Bedroom as of 2/16/13)

Sitting room turned library/office turned Master bedroom.

We were told this room was the master bedroom added on in the late 1940's. I had heard stories about fancy drapes and a grand piano. I had visions of chandeliers hanging from a crown molded ceiling. Alas, it was not to be, but it had potential.



I just realized I have not finished posting before and after photos of the whole house. Here are the bathrooms.
Master bath BEFORE

Master bath AFTER  There is now a crystal chandelier above the tub.

Custom cabinets that I designed.

Monogrammed shower door from the 1950's remodel.  The "M" door is now in the home of a great grandson:)
Upstairs bathroom BEFORE

In 2008 Upon completion of the demo phase and with the new layout of the room, we realized we would not have enough fir flooring left over to refloor the room.   After searching for weeks we luckily discovered a huge door in the basement was made from flooring.  The turquoise green boards are from that door and became the inspiration for the wall color.  Sadly I had to sand the whole floor to make the boards more level and lost a lot of the color, but I am still happy with the finished product:)



Yep you read that right!  My husband has been transferred back to Minnesota for work so our historic home is now for sale.  It was a labor of love to take it back to it's 1916 origins and now we hope someone else will love it as much as we do. 

 Jerome, ID
For Sale: $339,000                                                     Single Family: 3,951 sq ft

                                     Bedrooms: 5                                                                    Lot: 2.3 acres

                                     Bathrooms: 2                                                                  Year built:1916

Home was completely gutted and restored to 1916 era over the last 5 years.  (See the label to the right called house restoration for before and after comparison photos) Original wood floors, woodwork and staircase have been refinished, antique chandeliers and push button lighting on main level.  Hand painted wallpaper on some walls.  Garage previously had a 1BR/1BA apartment above it.  1 acre fenced pasture, indoor hot tub, 2 stained glass windows.


New Roof and Shingles
New Electrical
New custom kitchen

New Wood/Steel Pella Windows that flip in for easy cleaning
New Plumbing
New floors milled from historic big leaf maple trees on property
New Exterior Doors
New Heat Pump
New water heater
New Septic
Central Vacuum installed
New Well Pump and Tank
New Attic insulation
Fenced in front yard
Sprinkler system front/back yard
New concrete patio

 To see more photos click on the label to the right called Home Restoration.  There you will see before and after photos of many of the rooms and you will also find a post about the history of the house.

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