Bringing a historic 1921 American Foursquare back to its former glory.
My uncle and I had been on the hunt for a good deal – a house that we could fix up, rent out and eventually sell. When I saw this house went up for auction, I called him and told him if we don’t submit an offer, it’ll probably be gone in a few hours. The numbers worked, and it was a great deal.
Providence had great bones but needed a heavy dose of TLC. It had been neglected for the past 5 years. Underneath the filth and cobwebs, I could tell this house had a lot of potential.
This was my first project where I oversaw the construction and design from start to finish. I lived in the house through the entire renovation, and all the debris that came with it. It was a labor of love, and even though I ate Jimmy Johns and Chick-Fil-A salads for 2 months straight while the kitchen was being renovated, it was definitely worth it. I got my hands dirty and worked alongside the crews for 6 months to bring this place back to life. Now, it feels like home. It reminds me of who I am, where I came from and where I’m going.
With gorgeous trim, cased openings and original woodwork, this foursquare boasts beautiful craftsman features throughout.
Each room is designed and decorated according to its original purpose. Soft, neutral tones are complimented with colorful artwork and patterned rugs to create a classic feel.
Before, this home felt very dark and closed-in. To brighten it up, we created another cased opening in the dining room, gave each room a fresh coat of paint, deep cleaned the windows and added new light fixtures.
One of my favorite focal points is the fireplace in the living room. I chose to use tumbled Chicago bricks to add texture and color, giving this room a timeless charm.