Feb 28, 2011

Doing our "home work" at an open house in Coral Gables.

The old brick border along the limestone backyard patio was a nice detail.


All of the corners in the house were rounded off--a great way to make drywall look like original plaster walls.
The beautiful ceiling detail in the 1924 foyer. I love the hindi lantern light fixture..

Here we have plastic bread on display in the kitchen for the open house . The kitchen counters are lovely sage green honed granite with a subway tile back splash,

So I dragged Roy to see a beautiful completed renovation project in Coral Gables that was having it's first open house . The home owners restored the original 1924 portion of the house and added on 2,000sq ft. They did an amazing job of seamlessly blending the old with the new. I took along my iPhone camera to gather some ideas.....here is the actual house:

 http://www.ewm.com/property/328778422-1256-castile-av-coral-gables

2 comments:

priscilla said...

Love the terrazzo floors. Are you considering them?

Sally said...

The terrazzo floors in this house were stunning. Recently the trend has been to remove terrazzo and replace with wood.It was really nice to see a restoration that kept the floors intact--not an easy selling point these days, I would imagine. I am assuming that terrazzo is very expensive to install new, but truthfully I have not researched this option yet. My 1924 house had wood floors--not the best material in a termite friendly tropical climate.

Who is going to live in that house???

Who is going to live in that house???
A few new monkeys for the neighborhood