2 - 07 - 2011

Swedish Twist: Part Two

The work is progressing, and the transformation is really starting to take form.

A view of the front of the house: notice the English boxwoods that are about to be planted. There is nothing that makes such a statement than a grouping of boxwoods. Notice that most of the stucco is complete. I love the color of the stucco contrasting with the dark green in the boxwoods.

The back porch, and the beginning of its dramatic transformation. Notice how there is only one set of French doors now, but there will be more to come! This is a good view of the “before” of the columns and ceiling, before the paint.

Dry wall, brick and almost completed stucco. This is a good view of all the stages of the transformation.

Photograph taken in the great room, the kitchen will be to the right.

The beginning of the kitchen cabinetry, some will be left alone, a lot will be changed.

The range hood, before

Cabinetry next to the range, before

Check out this giant beam, so big it won’t fit even in the backyard!

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All My Best -

At first glance, one would adore this home. Red brick, fantastic landscape, beautiful seasonal details, but if taken one more level, to a beautiful world of old European design, you see a new and fantastic creation, with a classic Swedish and French inspiration.


See the stucco covering the red brick, just the beginning of the giant makeover.


A close up with a new dormer, copper detail.


The garage off the main house, it also contains the pool bath.


The brick meets the stucco.


The fence and the garage that is attached to the main house, I love the lines the original brick creates under the stucco. This is why I love remodels versus new construction, so much history, lines and detail!


The corners of the home contain the traditional stucco silhouette.



The west porch, some great “before shots”

The backyard, all the prep work is up, now the fun part!


Now, a look INSIDE, wait until you see this kitchen!

This will be one dramatic ceiling. I love how the toile wallpaper is still showing, really capturing the original low ceilings this room once had.

More photos to come…

Happy Gardening -

All My Best -