Dallas Cottage Goes Mod
Today's open house was provided to us by Andrea of
Andrea wrote me last week and sent me photos of this home in her neighborhood.
She entitled her email "M Streets Gone Mod".
She wanted to know what I thought of this home that has just gone up for sale in her hood.
Well, the outside is just precious.
Look at all the details including the pretty landscaping.
Who wouldn't want to spend a summer afternoon on this porch?
I pretty much love everything about this.
Shall we go inside?
The front room is the dining room. This room was originally the living room.
The fireplace is in this room.
The decor is not too crazy yet. A mix of furniture and an old chandelier.
But now that the dining room and living room have been switched, the living room is next to the kitchen. That doesn't make much sense.
Are we still in the same cottage. Nothing wrong with mixing in some modern choices but
this does not feel like it belongs in this home, does it?
It's too much modern for this home.
I think many of these items could have worked in the home but all together it gives it a space age feel.
"Hal? Are you there?"
Down came the wall between the kitchen and now living room.
I hate a bar in an old home like this.
Oh, the kitchen finishes are very pretty.
But a little too sparkly for my taste and I love sparkle.
I do love the countertops. I like the silver tile backsplash too but not in this home.
Imagine it with white subway tile. Oh how beautiful it would be!
Where these chairs sit was the breakfast nook.
Now it's a sitting nook.
This photo shows the wine closet. Which used to hold the washer and dryer.
I think the pink inside this closet is very fun. But not really appropriate for this home.
Still...it's fine...it can easily be painted over if a change is needed.
I don't mind the stripes in this bath.
Guest bedroom is fun...not cottage but boho luxe.
These built-ins in the hall are useful.
The master bedroom is serene and elegant. I have to say I do really love this room.
But the bathroom has none of the character you wish to see in a 1930's home.
It might as well have been built in 2012.
It's nice but so does not fit with the outside architecture.
Pretty backside patio.
I really like the meandering patio stone.
What do you think? Too much of a mod thing in this home?
I think so.
Andrea wrote to say she knew this home well, had spent lots of time in it because a friend of her's owned it.
She said it used to be full of english antiques and toile.
Similar to this home of another friend of her's.
This is the living room of that cottage.
You can see all of this home in my post here.
To see the entire listing on the home above go here.
Andrea is dying to know how others feel about the decor of this home as she was
heart sick to see all the changes made on the inside.
I did find another hutch to make into a potting bench.
By the time you read this...it should be mine.
It's more narrow than the last one.
I think this one will be perfect.
What do you think?