I recently discovered a new design firm on Houzz, and I had to share one of their projects with you. You know I love when old homes are saved and renovated, and Carl Mattison Design specializes in doing just that. They do a beautiful job, so much so that I had a hard time choosing just one project to show you. You’ll find links below to check out more of their work on Houzz.
But choose I did. Here’s their Victorian Queen Anne renovation project in Atlanta.
There are so many things to love including:
- the broad and deep front porch
- the exterior siding color
- The wide, welcoming entryway
- The dark stained floors
- The wainscoting and the really pretty, not-too-fancy trim
- The adorable guest bath with its classic subway tile and its trough sink (I want to find one so badly!)
- The pocket doors throughout which are so effective for creating flow and conserving space
- The view from the living room into the kitchen (such a great entertaining space)
- The double-sided fireplace in the living room and dining room. Can you imagine how cozy that is in the wintertime!
- The stained glass window in the living room (so similar to my own)
- The small but very well laid-out kitchen
- The sizable shower and double sinks in the master bath
- The screened-in porch that was added during the renovation.
- The master bedroom on the first floor. (I’ve lived in a two-story home before and while I love the curb appeal and functionality of two story homes, I definitely prefer a master bedroom downstairs.)
- 4 bedrooms and 3 baths, plus a family flex den space upstairs (perfect for a family with children!)
Shoot, I could move right in.
However, the new owners might have a problem with that! The home sold on March 14, 2014 (for $550,000).
As impressive as this house is, what is more impressive to me is what they started with. Check out these before-and-after shots.
Carl Mattison Design (they’re also on Houzz and Facebook)