One of the amazing parts about our rather ordinary property is my studio. This little building was built and lived in, in the 1800's by one of the original families in our town. The foundation is stone but there have been many modernizations over the years to this simple four sided dwelling.
Before the makeover
When we purchased our house as new construction in 2004, the studio had a new roof but was basically four exterior walls and a very old concrete floor. The concrete floor has pieces of WWII newspaper embedded in it with pictures of war brides and soldiers. We've done our best to preserve the floor. We did add insulation, framing and drywall to the interior along with a tongue and groove ceiling and sadly, almost all of the windows needed to be modernized.
The studio today- still working
Though the studio has been modernized it's still a pretty cute space where I can create freely and overlook the soon to be expanded back 40.... feet (as we like to call it). It's always my side project, the studio, and has changed a lot from storage space to gym to creative space over the years. I'm slowly highlighting this little space and hope to share some new interior shots with you soon. For now, I leave you with some before and after shots from the outside, which are already showing a dramatic change to this darling little house.