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The Recently Renovated & “Spruced” Up Country Chic Beach Cottage

AFTER: Custom Designed Kitchen with True Reclaimed Brick Backsplash, Designer Lighting, "New Super White" Stone Counter tops, and an over-sized Island with Reclaimed Legs from an old Farmhouse Porch Column,

Spruce Road…a perfect address and now perfect home for our awesome (and design tasteful!) clients, Hannah and Kelly.

I don’t think when Hannah and I met for the first time that she knew what she was in for! She came to us referred by a dear friend and client and Hannah, myself, and loan officer Jeff Gay met at the Lobby Coffee Bar to discuss all that was about to potentially happen. She wanted to buy a home. And, after months of looking, she could not find anything in her $250,000 price range that struck her eye and heart.

She decided that she wanted to purchase and renovate her first home with character and made custom for her. The grueling, but worthwhile & valuable process, was about to start.

Hannah and I were on a mission to find her “rehab-able” home with the potential we needed. We have extremely similar taste in design and could walk in and out of a home in minutes if it wasn’t “the right one.” We actually text video’d and photographed one potential fixer upper that I went through while she was at work (Hannah is a nurse.) But, we just didn’t feel that was the right one. We kept searching until we found it.

Stinky, dirty, old, abandoned, and dingy…the Spruce Road property in Port Republic (with water access!) was different. We both recognized it. So extremely unique/rare. A beachy, water privileged, yet country style ranch home with so much character already and great square footage. We knew this home was the one. A before and after of the exterior front…

 

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What struck Hannah and I first was the potential it had to “open up” the floor plan (always difficult to envision.) And, the square footage was abundant for a home in Hannah’s price range. 3 Bedrooms, 2 Full Bathrooms, fenced yard, fantastic backyard renovated and custom designed all for her and for only $260k. And, the best part, which is why we do what we do for others…it appraised at $310k. $50k higher than sale price!

 

BEFORE: Closed off Kitchen

BEFORE: Closed off Kitchen

 

BEFORE: Separate Dining Room

BEFORE: Separate Dining Room

 

BEFORE: Entry Foyer

BEFORE: Entry Foyer (with Ave Love looking out of the front door!)

 

BEFORE: Closed off Living Room

BEFORE: Closed off Living Room

 

BEFORE: Closed off Small Family Room

BEFORE: Closed off Small Family Room

 

AFTER: Custom Designed Kitchen with True Reclaimed Brick Backsplash, Designer Lighting, "New Super White" Stone Counter tops, and an over-sized Island with Reclaimed Legs from an old Farmhouse Porch Column,

AFTER: Custom Designed Kitchen with True Reclaimed Brick Backsplash, Designer Lighting, “New Super White” Stone Counter tops, and an over-sized Island with Reclaimed Legs from an old Farmhouse Porch Column

 

AFTER: Reclaimed Brick Backsplash and Farm Style Kitchen faucet, Designer Pendant

AFTER: Reclaimed Brick Backsplash and Farm Style Kitchen faucet, Designer Pendant

 

AFTER: Opened Up Foyer Entrance into the Dining Area with Board & Batten Touches, Solid Wood Anderson Stained Front Door (one of my favorite features!) Hannah brought in her own vintage chandelier.

AFTER: Opened Up Foyer Entrance into the Dining
Area with Board & Batten Touches, Solid Wood Anderson Stained Front Door (one of my favorite features!) Hannah brought in her own vintage chandelier. Wall color is Sherwin Williams Worldy Gray and Trim is Shoji White Sherwin Williams.

 

AFTER: Love the Industrial Vintage Coffee Bar from GypsyFaire

AFTER: Love the Industrial Vintage Coffee Bar from GypsyFaire

 

AFTER: Completely Opened Up Main Floor Plan with True Hardwood Floors

AFTER: Completely Opened Up Main Floor Plan with True Hardwood Floors. Wall color is Sherwin Williams Mega Greige.

 

It was a challenge trying to choose tile and vanities within a decent budget for both bathrooms. We found a great sale on the tile in the hall bath, which allowed us to splurge a little on the carrara marble tile for the master bathroom!

BEFORE: Hall Bath

BEFORE: Hall Bath

 

AFTER: Hall Bath with Nautical Reclaimed Wood Style Tile and Country Open Vanity

AFTER: Hall Bath with Nautical Reclaimed Wood Style Tile and Country Open Vanity

 

AFTER: Country Style Open Bottom Vanity. (I found the cute wooden Nautical Mirror at HomeGoods)

AFTER: Country Style Open Bottom Vanity. (I found the cute wooden Nautical Mirror at HomeGoods)

 

BEFORE: Master Bathroom

BEFORE: Master Bathroom

 

AFTER: Carrara Marble Tile Shower

AFTER: Carrara Marble Tile Shower

 

AFTER: Sherwin Williams Gauntlet Grey Walls, We Added a Window (not shown,) and the Gorgeous Oyster Shell Mirror was found at HomeGoods, too!

AFTER: Sherwin Williams Gauntlet Grey Walls, We Added a Window (not shown,) and the Gorgeous Oyster Shell Mirror was found at HomeGoods, too! Love the Nautical Designer Light Fixture found at Wayfair.

 

For the bedrooms, Hannah really wanted hardwood floors in her Master and we were able to fit that in budget because we found the floors on sale for $3/sq ft (for real hardwood!) The bedrooms are all painted Worldly Grey by Sherwin Williams, Warm Silver Brand New Carpet, Gauntlet Grey accent wall in Master, and all have Designer Lighting from Build.com and Wayfair.com.

 

BEFORE: Closed off Small Family Room

BEFORE: Closed off Small Family Room

 

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And, a couple of our favorite final finishes, the sliding barn door into the Laundry Room and a Pergola for entertaining on her deck (Hannah’s must haves!)

 

BEFORE: Laundry Room

BEFORE: Laundry Room

 

AFTER: Laundry Room with Very Cool Pendant Light

AFTER: Laundry Room with Very Cool Pendant Light

 

AFTER: And, Sliding Barn Door (stained) with Worldly Grey by Sherwin Williams on the Walls

AFTER: And, Sliding Barn Door (stained) with Worldly Grey by Sherwin Williams on the Walls

 

BEFORE: Back Deck

BEFORE: Back Deck

 

AFTER: Back Deck with Pergola

AFTER: Back Deck with Pergola and Brand New French Doors

 

AFTER: Back of Home

AFTER: Back of Home

 

No doubt it was a challenging, hard-trekked journey with so many obstacles, but it has been so completely worth it. Hannah, her family, Rich and I worked so well together to make this happen. I can’t wait to watch her thrive in this home with her fiance for years to come! Love you, Hannah! And, thank you Jeff Gay for everything!

 

Wishing you

 

 

3 Comments

  1. Mary Romas

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    Jessica, you and your husband did an incredible job. It’s so beautiful and everything I want in our new home. Can you redo a home in Florida, lol. Jk… We will be moving after Rose gets settled in college next year. We will call you when we are ready to sell.

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    • Jessica Adams

      on   said 

      Thank you, Mary! I can travel to Florida to help you with a home down there! I look forward to helping you all sell. Have a great Summer!

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