Hey everyone! We hope all of our friends out there are doing well! We're getting spring fever around here. Once Valentine's Day comes and goes I am completely over the cold and am ready for warm weather, sandals and porch cocktails at 5:00! One thing that helps with my summer time day dreams is looking through pictures from Ashley's project a few years ago on Felder Avenue (it has the best porch for warm weather). I know what you're thinking..."Ashley has done multiple projects on Felder?" Yes....she has! Her current project is actually her third house to resurrect on that sweet little street here in Montgomery's historic Old Cloverdale. When she took this particular project on, she was featured in Southern Living magazine!
Time passed and eventually Ashley and Barrett sold their home and moved on to other projects! I always tell Ashley she is like the lady with the cats...except instead of cats, it's houses! Thank goodness she is this way because she is like a fairy slowly working her magic and turning around these old homes in our area!
One of our favorite clients bought this house and has made it her own. When I was looking at the pictures from when Ashley lived there and the ones from after the client moved in I was floored. They really go to show how design and client vision/lifestyle play into a home.
The current owners have lived there a few years and have decided to sell it! Because it is a home that means so much to us and Ashley, and we love the client so much, we thought it would be great to feature pictures of it before Ashley renovated it, after she moved in and what it looks like now with a different family living in it!
The "befores".....The original fireplace[/caption]
A little background info on this treasure and her renovation: One of the most appealing things about this property was it had hardly been touched since it was built. The house has beautiful stained molding and large pocket doors, adding to its charm. When Ashley & Barrett purchased the home, they knew the entire foundation would have to be replaced for the house to be level again. Their fear was that the plaster would be irreparable after the structure was fixed. They were right. Ashley was adamant that this beautiful stained molding (the whole reason behind buying the house) stay untouched.
During the renovation, the following took place: completely new foundation, the walls of the basement were town down and rebuilt, new basement stairs, added brand new HVAC, it was completely rewired, new plumbing, all the floors were refinished , new roof, new paint, a new porch was added at the back of the house to match the front porch, all rotten wood was replaced, kitchen and baths were all renovated.
I'm sure you now see why this project was near and dear to Ashley...because it was a labor of LOVE! The following pictures were taken after Barrett & Ashley moved in!
The "Afters"....See what I mean by a great cocktail porch? Give me a glass of pinot grigio, my best girlfriends and a sunny 75 degree evening and I am a happy girl![/caption]
Are y'all drooling?!!?! I am!! Like I said before, when the current owners moved in they changed the look up drastically! It is still just as beautiful, it just has a completely different look and feel!
The current look....
See what I mean by drastic change?? I love both looks! Kudos to the current owner and her creative brain! Ashley and Amanda helped with paint colors, drapery and some furniture placement, but that is about it! Maybe we should hire her?! We love a creative mind over at AFGID!
This home is for sale and is located at 797 Felder Avenue in Montgomery, AL. If you have any questions or are interested in this home for your family, email me at Rebecca@afgid.com
Until next time!