So, last week I regretted the wallpaper decisions in the house. There are, however, some really wonderful features about this house – they’re why we fell in love with it in the first place.
The house was built in 1928, and has a ton of classic charm. It’s somewhere in between a Craftsman and a Colonial, with 1920s elements too. It holds together surprisingly well, stylistically. The previous owners went all the way into late 1970s/early 1980s Colonial Revival (see also, wallpaper). We’ll be taking it more in a Craftsman direction.
In no particular order, my favorite features.
Three – count ’em – sets of French doors: dining room to living room to sun room.
The gorgeous simple design of the front door.
The swinging door between the kitchen and the dining room – servants, anyone?
The newel post at the bottom of the stairs. Sigh.
Every single door and every single window has the same matching woodwork and doors – all in perfect shape.
Detail of the matching doors. In real life they are closer to the warm wood tones of the above picture than this lighter image.
Every single door handle also matches, and they latch with the loveliest click.
Steam radiators! They hiss and pop and they make everything cozy. They also look awesome.
Sleeping porch on the second floor – these windows will pop out and be replaced with screens.