Thursday, August 14, 2014

FRIDAY FAVES-HISTORIC HOME EDITION

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This home, in the historic Quapaw Quarter of Little Rock, Arkansas, was built in 1922.  I love that the current owner, Cassie Toro, has refurbished it while keeping as much of the original beauty as possible.

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That first picture in this post is in this room, as it looked originally.  She kept those gorgeous Tiger Sawn hardwood floors, and updated the fireplace by hanging a contemporary painting over it.

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This is another view in that same room.  The gorgeous wood window frames are in tact, but that metal and glass coffee table, the rug turned on an angle, and gorgeous curtains make the room more current.

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The original foyer looks a little gloomy.

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The current foyer is so inviting.  I’m so glad she kept the tile floor and the French doors.

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Aren’t those original bi-fold doors between the living room and dining room gorgeous?  I think she might have added grass cloth to the backs of the built-in shelves.

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There is no doubt that these lime green walls modernize the dining room, but the furnishings are still traditional, and the slipcovers bring the chairs up to date.

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The original kitchen didn’t have much going for it.  This the only room where the current owner made structural changes.  She removed the wall that separated the kitchen from the breakfast room, and the one that separated it from the dining room.

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I’m so glad she kept a traditional feel in the kitchen.  I don’t think the hardwood floors are original, but they do blend with the rest of the house.  Love the glass-fronted cabinets, the wood countertops, the marble slab island countertop, the ceiling beams and the pendants.

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The former breakfast room with lovely French doors and transoms.

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Since the breakfast room is now open to the kitchen, the floor plan becomes consistent with the current open kitchen concept. Again, she retained elements of the original room.  Modern seating, and another modern coffee table, along with the green walls give the room an updated look.

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The master bedroom “before”.

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The master bedroom “after”.  It looks like she even retained the original gas logs in the fireplace.  Beautiful room.

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Master Bathroom “before”

 

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Master bathroom “after”.

Thank you for coming by to see another one of my faves.  laurie

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6 comments:

Liz@ Infuse With Liz said...

What a pretty home! She's done a beautiful job with it. Love the shot looking towards the dining room. The home has good bones- so nice that she kept many original details.

Shenita @ Embellishments by SLR said...

What a beautiful home, Laurie! It is so elegant; yet, it is very liveable. I love that she kept many of the original details. Gorgeous!

Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria said...

Beautiful home Laurie, wished one day you would show peeps Villa Maree in Little Rock..I adored that home from designing women tv show which I still watch all the re-runs on it..got to the the Sugarbakers girls..Hugs and love to you and the Boss man..gloria

xinex said...

Thanks for sharing this beautiful home. Laurie. I love renovated old houses.....Christine

Debbie said...

I am having the worst case of old house envy right now. Seriously! That place is exactly my cup of tea. (So much so that I shall call it my mug of coffee instead.)

To me, one of the most stunning yet subtle improvements was removing those tie back curtains in the foyer to showcase the transom window over the French doors. Beeeyoooteeeful!

This is my favorite Friday Favs you have ever done.

Sarah said...

Laurie, I like all the wonderful wood details in this home. They don't make them like they used to. It's encouraging to know that the current owner respected the charm of this older home. Her updates are perfection. I could live in this home. '-)