Last winter Design Sponge featured our little house in their Sneak Peek Section and I realized I never even did a post. While we have lived in much larger homes and certainly newer homes, I would have to say this house, this little house built in 1900 is by far my favorite. It’s exactly what I always wanted. A little house with a front porch, a manageable size yard and walking distance to town. I was one of those kids that re-arranged their bedroom at least once a month and would pore over interior design books and magazines at the library for hours. I grew up in a suburb on a cul-de-sac where we were driven everywhere in my mom’s Ford Station wagon. I always wanted to live in a city or town where I could walk to shopping, the library, the train….and that’s exactly what we got. And the funny thing is…I did not even see it until a year after we purchased it and relocated from Southern California. My husband saw it on a business trip to New York and it just wasn’t all that practical for me to get on a plane and see it while the kids were in school and all the daily life stuff…Plus….I just knew it was perfect. And it is….sort of. Let’s just say that it’s a work in progress.
When I saw photos of the house my first reaction was that we need to demo the fireplace. Then my husband and I decided that we could just paint it white, which is pretty much our answer to everything. Paint it white and then decide if it’s something we can live with…in the end, we are glad we saved it.
I know some people frown on having a television in the living room. I am not one of those people. We have a large sectional sofa in the attic which is sort of our “family room” but we love to watch movies, news and sports on the main floor too.
The kitchen is our favorite part of the house. We waited a year to renovate so we could see how we moved about the kitchen. We talked to a few different contractors and most were in favor of getting rid of my Saarinen table and expanding the kitchen into the eat-in part. Never! The Enzo Mari print was purchased specifically for this space and we found the #4 at a flea market….which represents the size of our family. Want to see more? Check it out on Design Sponge, right here!