Tuesday, April 24, 2007



Where to start, my wife an I purchased this 4700 sq. ft. house in the southwest suburbs of Chicago on March 17 2006. It is a very cool looking English Tudor. It was built in 1978 for a businessman and his wife. They had a daughter in 1980 and divorced shortly after that. So for the first 23 years it was just the mother & daughter living there then the mother alone for about 6 years. I could tell that it needed a new roof (cedar shake) and major updating as not one thing was changed from the day they moved in and there were some crazy colors.
In the following posts I will document the restoration of the house room by room I figure it will take years and tons of money. The living room is already finished so I will have to back track to show what I've done so it will not be as thorough as the current and future projects. I also did a quick fix on the kitchen that should make it it livable for 5 years or so until we can afford to gut it and redo it.

2 comments:

Melanie {The Tiny Tudor} said...

You have a beautuful home! I really like the tile in the bathroom pic you posted- I think there is lots of potential! I recently posted about my vintage tile bathroom (check it out here: http://thetinytudor.blogspot.com/search/label/Powder%20Room). I would love to see more pictures of your home as you guys redecorate and remodel. Best of luck!

Kellin Smith said...

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Thanks!