A Renovation In The Making: the #whitesidecube

The Pink house! Were it not even a home dripping with potential, the very fact that it appears pink in some light has endeared it to me (and Nora) quite intensely. 

This 1937 completely concrete home was built somewhat along the line of Streamline Moderne architectural styles but with even more utilitarianism. It will take numerous details to fully encapsulate all of the interesting features of the home, the history + mysteries, and the desires for our future in the home. Simply put, I want to bring out the Art Deco style, and take it a little bit Palm Springs. What original charm remains, I will capitalize, and where it appears dated without character, I'll be injecting style.

The Living Room boasts concrete beams, a view of the staircase at entry, and an antique Ethan Allen secretary that may as well have been made for the nook.

The Living Room boasts concrete beams, a view of the staircase at entry, and an antique Ethan Allen secretary that may as well have been made for the nook.

The corner windows MAKE THIS ROOM! 

The corner windows MAKE THIS ROOM! 

Off the living room is the kitchen and dining room, in which I was standing to photograph this. We are hopeful that the beams continued into the kitchen so that we can open that ceiling up to showcase them. Look hard for the plantation-shutter-covered phone nook that was cut out of the concrete at the time of building! 

Off the living room is the kitchen and dining room, in which I was standing to photograph this. We are hopeful that the beams continued into the kitchen so that we can open that ceiling up to showcase them. Look hard for the plantation-shutter-covered phone nook that was cut out of the concrete at the time of building! 

The kitchen provides access to the back yard. Since taking this, we've moved our patio chairs out there, as well as Nora's playhouse that's right under the magnolia tree. Exactly how picturesque that is just gives me chills.

The kitchen provides access to the back yard. Since taking this, we've moved our patio chairs out there, as well as Nora's playhouse that's right under the magnolia tree. Exactly how picturesque that is just gives me chills.

Once you head upstairs, you can reach the balcony that's over the garage. We have great plans to highly utilize this space, and I don't know if Nora or I am more excited.

Once you head upstairs, you can reach the balcony that's over the garage. We have great plans to highly utilize this space, and I don't know if Nora or I am more excited.

The upstairs full bathroom still has the original tile, which ABSOLUTELY STAYS. Additionally, I'll be painting the cabinetry, updating wallpaper + flooring + lighting. 

The upstairs full bathroom still has the original tile, which ABSOLUTELY STAYS. Additionally, I'll be painting the cabinetry, updating wallpaper + flooring + lighting. 

Our master bedroom has some wall damage that needs work. It'll be a wonderful space once on the other side of the projects, though.

Our master bedroom has some wall damage that needs work. It'll be a wonderful space once on the other side of the projects, though.

Nora's room will be a great before and after, due to the brightening treatment it is soon to receive. Her closet already has a fort set up in it though, so the transition is immediately more fun,

Nora's room will be a great before and after, due to the brightening treatment it is soon to receive. Her closet already has a fort set up in it though, so the transition is immediately more fun,

Guest bedroom GLORY.

Guest bedroom GLORY.

Not yet pictured is the entire basement, which has the tv room + laundry + a surprising bathroom +  my office. Bonus? Legit storm shelter.

The entrance to the front porch, and a look at the cantilevered awning on the balcony. There are two more like it on the back of the home! Glass block windows allow light to the stairway inside, and maintain that classic Art Deco style.

The entrance to the front porch, and a look at the cantilevered awning on the balcony. There are two more like it on the back of the home! Glass block windows allow light to the stairway inside, and maintain that classic Art Deco style.

The ivy! Those casement windows! The color!

The ivy! Those casement windows! The color!

We know it's a good project ahead of us, but could not be more excited. Even in the current state, we enjoy the layout, neighbors, and vibe so much.

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