Long a neighborhood eyesore, this circa-1850s Bywater side hall cottage had stood vacant for years when it was purchased and renovated in 2014. Though many of its original features were damaged beyond repair, the home retains its antebellum charm thanks to beautifully exposed bones. Its rough-hewn barge boards are an authentic take on the wooden paneling trend, and the side hall configuration has been updated to create an open living area.
An arched doorway delineates the living room and preserves the home’s classic double parlor layout.
The kitchen continues the rustic motif with homespun elements including a pressed-tin backsplash and a weathered beadboard bar. Stainless-steel appliances and granite countertops bring a touch of gloss to the space.
The master bedroom suite sits at the very rear of the home’s first floor, facing the porch and fenced backyard. Highlights of the master bathroom include a chandelier, clawfoot tub, and black-and-white tiled flooring. There’s also an expansive walk-in closet—another thoughtful touch added post-renovation.
Two more bedrooms and a bathroom share the upstairs camelback space, and the rustic-yet-upscale vibe continues there. The three-bedroom, two-and-a-half bathroom home covers 2,376 square feet.
Here’s a peek at that back porch, which is just as colorful and cheery as the rest of the home. What a long way it has come since its renovation.
Ready to make this restored gem your own? It’s asking $549,000.
Via: Chris Smith Homes