Sarah’s documentation of the Indiana House project, here on The Estate of Things, has been a severe adventure to follow. To us as readers and design/architecture lovers, we’ve had the opportunity to weigh in on lighting choices, renovation woes, and even watched as she painted the exterior of the home 3 times before getting it just right.
I’ve seen the pains and progresses of several projects that Sarah has worked on throughout the years. Her level of passion for these homes and the talent that goes into gutting and re-imagining them is unlike anything that I’ve seen. So much work, for such a little girl!! I love that she painted it 3 times, it really shows her dedication to making these homes an example of historic integrity in her community. It is what separates her and Beaver Path Properties from those playing the flip game in the world of Real Estate!
So, my deepest congratulations on the completion of the Indiana House project!
Here’s some serious information!
The design and renovation of the Indiana project was a collaboration of Sarah and her parents; they are collectively known as Beaver Path Properties.
In addition to working with her family on renovation projects, Sarah co-authors a design blog called The Estate of Things. The rehabilitation of the Indiana house was chronicled at The Estate of Things. Additional before and after images, more detailed coverage of the project and the design process are covered there.
The Indiana house was originally constructed in 1920, its beginning was most likely as a modest, one-story cottage. Today, the restored house is a culmination of cottage and craftsman elements. The addition of the front entry added necessary dimension to the structure and lends the house a craftsman appeal. The exposure of the original cedar shakes, open rafters and bead board soffits allowed the craftsman and cottage style of the 1920s to re-emerge.
The Indiana house is a total renovation with modern electrical, plumbing and HVAC systems. Although the house has been modernized inside and out, the original woodwork was preserved or reused when possible. When designing the addition to the exterior front– the style of the house, the time it was originally constructed and the character of the neighborhood and the town of Southern Pines were all considered.
During the seven month renovation several upgrades or additions were made including a front exterior entry, rear exterior deck, laundry/mudroom, powder room, master bath and built-in shelving.
The Indiana house has 1,900 square feet of living space and is situated on large lot measured at .63 acres. The house is located in Southern Pines, North Carolina.
If you are interested in learning more about this project, feel free to drop us a comment or contact us directly!
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