100 years a house…

We’re lucky to own a somewhat historical house in our town. Nothing famous (or infamous) happened here… at least that we’re aware of! Here are some¬†photos of the house from the 1910s or 1920s (house was built in 1913). Enjoy!


Here’s a view from the dining room into the living room. The original leaded glass cupboard remains, but the drawers below were changed to doors at some point. The whole built-in now makes for a very nice liquor cabinet! In the “new” shot you’ll see built-in shelves that were probably added in the 1950s.

Downstairs Hall

Not much change in this part of the house. You’ll see the 1950s wainscoted ceiling as well as a now-defunct laundry chute. The chute itself is clever in that directly above the WC is a closet with another chute door inside. The radiator was replaced at some point with a smaller unit.

Dining Room

Again, not many changes beyond paint and fixtures. The doorknob no longer shines like it once did!

Living Room (north)

Very big change in a 1950s renovation… the former room contained an alcove with pocket doors used as a childrens’ play area and a private office. The pocket door wall was removed creating a long room on the west side of the house.

Living Room (south)

Some interesting notes… there is a “newer” wainscoted ceiling circa a 1950s renovation; a drape rail across the opening to the foyer; new radiators. You can’t see in the before shot, but the leaded glass sidelights are original.

Master Bedroom

Interesting in these photos is the size and placement of the bed. In the “new” view, that’s a king size bed. In the “old” view, that bed is off the edge of the photo, but that wall intersects with another wall holding a fireplace, leaving room for a much smaller bed, perhaps just a double.

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  1. I have seen the before and after of your home. All your hard work has paid off. You both have great talent for design and color. Could not be happier for YOU and MIKE!!! ENJOY your beautiful HOME.