Debra got this great shot with her phone using her Instagram account and who-knows-what filters in Hyde Park, London, last year. When this post actually appears on the blog (automatically at a pre-arranged time, by virtue of computer magic), we likely will be in London on vacation with the new owners of this house: This home is in a great area of town – cozy neighborhood feel and bungalows like this one just bursting with potential. Debra sold it to some good friends of ours (we’re traveling together, so they’re not just good friends – they’re compatible friends) and we’ll be helping them with the transition from cute-with-potential to cute-and-fantastic. We thought we’d give you an advance look at the “before” pics. This little side porch presents lots of options. It might be enclosed to expand the living space. It might be enhanced as a place to sip cool drinks and watch the world pass. We’ll just have to see.
Real wood floors offer a great foundation for developing the living areas into special spaces. And there’s nothing at all offensive about the color choices, so immediate painting is not an absolute necessity. Nice light in the bedrooms and the wood extends throughout the house. I foresee eventual structural changes in the kitchen and dining areas but, again, nothing that simply must be done now. The baths, well, they need work. But you can see that there has been some imagination already functioning here. I don’t think it’s judging to call this unique:One of the most exciting aspects of this house is the room available for expansion and addition. Some very nice things can happen here.And expanding the house will not threaten adequate yard space. Not a bit.So, stay tuned. We’ll get back to the SoMoToHo in the next post but we’ll be visiting the Cute House Transformation more in the future, as well.
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