Welcome to the 321st Metamorphosis Monday!
In a lot of neighborhoods around Atlanta, it’s not uncommon to see a small, older home purchased for its location, then renovated or enlarged to meet the needs of the family. I don’t have a photo of the “Before” of this 1944 home but it’s undergone a 25 year renovation including a “roof lift” that turned it into a story and a half home. The design was done so well, anyone driving by one would never know the home had seen a major renovation.
The chimney for the living room fireplace was expanded upward since the roof was lifted. During that process the fireplace was refaced with stone.
I love the paneled walls here in the living room. The paneling in the article is referred to as a “varied-width beadboard.” It was carefully removed during the renovation so that it could be reinstalled once the roof was raised. When I was creating my home office, I saw paneling like this in a Pottery Barn ad that was showing the office furniture I was planning on buying.
This is the ad below. I tried my best to find the paneling for my office but was unable. The contractor who installed my crown molding in the office told me he had never seen paneling like this available to purchase and he was guessing that the ad must have been shot in an older home. I called a bunch of places I found online that sold paneling, some of which was close to this design but not as pretty, and no one had it.
I’m thinking my contractor was right and the PB ad must have been shot in an older home. I absolutely love the detail/design of this style paneling.
Love the white cabinetry and the glass-fronts. It’s amazing how much bigger a kitchen feels with glass-front cabinets.
The countertop is a marble from Vermont called Verde Cavendish. It is a dark black-green color. Notice the clever wine storage.
Pocket doors lead from the kitchen to a cozy den or sitting room.
That room leads into the dining room.
Love a dining room with a fireplace. Can you imagine a candlelight dinner here during the winter? Wouldn’t that be heaven! The pink marble around the fireplace was mined in North Georgia.
Raising up the roof created some fun areas for storage throughout the home including the upstairs hallway. These are the spaces that really give an older home its personality.
The master bedroom was designed with built-in storage. I noticed the fabric on the window seat and across the foot of the bed is the same as my summer bedding.
The bathroom was renovated with travertine marble tile and stone. The sink counter and backsplash are Cedar Onicata marble from Greece.
Since the roof was raised, it allowed enough room for these custom bunk beds. I really like the wonderful steps the homeowner built for reaching the top bed, much safer than the usual ladder. Looks like the steps also incorporate additional storage via drawer space. Notice the bookshelves built into the bed itself…great design! I’m loving all these window seats we’re seeing in the home.
The hewn log beds in this bedroom are covered in beautiful handmade quilts. Anyone recognize the pattern? I love it!
There’s a wonderful outdoor space for entertaining.
You can see the other three bedrooms, the finished basement and many more pictures where these were found here: Roof Lifted for Expansion of Old Home
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