Hawthorne House- The house that started it all

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This is a special project because while we had remodeled and built several projects in the past, this was the springboard for 6th Ave Homes. This was a 1400 sqft, 1921 single family home that had been remodeled in the 50’s and multiple times during the 80’s and 90’s. This foreclosure was in need of some work. 

As you can tell from the above picture, the exterior needed a complete overhaul. New roof, New rails, and a ton of Siding and Trim Repair. We decided to go with a bright light blue exterior paint to match the eclectic style of the surrounding Fairmount Neighborhood.

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This chandelier was original to the house and we couldn’t stand to lose it but didn’t go with the rest of the house once it was remodeled. We decided to clean it up and add it to the front porch to give it a little bit of Fairmount flair.

We decided to get the bathroom back to the original style of the 20's and added in the black and white hexagon tile for the floor, subway tile around the shower, and 4ft high bead board around the walls. Bead board around the walls always helps to add a little bit of texture while keeping a clean look. 

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The kitchen had been remodeled so many times over the years that there wasn't much to salvage other than the upper cabinets, which were hardwood and in good condition. match the lowers with them. We added in more cabinets and built-ins around the refrigerator to give it more storage while taking out a fixture and installing can lights to give it a more open feel.

In most old houses, you will find the original wood flooring running vertical throughout the living and dining rooms. Like the rest of this house, the original wood flooring had been torn up and replaced with vinyl wood which had already been warping. Since the ceilings had been lowered in a previous remodel, we decided to lay the wood horizontal to make the living and dining feel a little bigger and spacious. We also decided to go with a very light stain to give the same effect.

 

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