I love the built-in planter box and trellises on the sides. I can just see roses growing up those.
I love the kitchen. The cabinets are in great shape and so are the original tiled counter tops and backsplash. I would love to know what kind of flooring was in here back when it was built. It also had the old 40" oven still - with a window over it. I can't remember seeing many stoves with a view! I think that would be pretty cool instead of staring at a wall like most of us have to do.
Here is a shot of the eat-in area in the kitchen. You still see a lot of these light fixtures in houses around Nashville and they always make my heart happy.
A close-up of that great wallpaper.
And the best part of the house to me - the original basement rumpus room!
The basement is really large and has tons of knotty pine. That's the stairwell that leads upstairs.
And a brick fireplace. I bet this place saw a lot of fun parties! I just realized that I was too busy looking at the basement to ever even look at that Christmas table. Something took ahold of me in that house!
Oh, and the original downstairs kitchenette!
Look at this super cute old Dixie kitchenette stove!
This was upstairs in the Den. I'd totally leave that wallpaper on the ceiling. Love it!
The Living Room fireplace wall. It has those cute built-in bookshelves and storage cupboards on each side. I've seen a lot of old houses in East Nashville that have fireplace walls like these and I think they're just the cutest things! (I would have photographed the whole wall for you but the cashier was parked close by)
What do you think? Do you like? This house gave me a really happy feeling and it was easy to tell that it was really loved by the family who owns it. The house has already been bought by a new owner and I hope against hope that they love all of the original features too. I'd love to see this one continue to shine like this. It had all of the original light fixtures, cornice boards, pinch pleats and more than likely, the original bathroom (which we weren't allowed to look in).
What about you guys? Hit any good sales this weekend? Do you have a stove with a view? - because I'm obsessed with that now.
Until next time,
x's and o's,