Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Open House Sunday September 16th - The Farmhouse

It's done, it's done, it's done!!  This was a big project that took 5 1/2 months, but at long last it's completed.  And I'm so thrilled with the result (but a bit exhausted as well!).  We listed it on the MLS today, so it is officially for sale.
52 Hillside Avenue, South Portland

And it's quite a house!  This 1925 gem has great curb appeal with rows of windows and a brand new red front door.

It's on a large, double lot that includes a big 2 car garage.  The cupola with the whale weathervane adds to the farmhouse charm.

There is a courtyard leading from the garage to the back entrance.

And the backyard is really wonderful, with lots of privacy thanks to large trees and shrubs.  And there are so many flowering trees (lilacs, hydrangeas, weigela, & more), providing beautiful flowers all spring and summer.

The brand new mahogany deck provides lots of outdoor living space.

And inside, you have one floor living at its best.  The large, open floor plan has a living room with a new gas fireplace.

Working from home?  No problem, thanks to this cozy office with its antique arched doors.

The dining room has lots of space for family dinners and special holidays.

And the kitchen has all new cabinetry, quartz countertops and stainless steel appliances.  The island is over 7 feet long with lots of space for cooking prep and casual meals.  It also provides additional storage and holds the microwave oven.

Checkout the new french doors that open out to the backyard deck.

The first floor master suite has a cathedral ceiling and lots of windows for cool breezes all summer long.

A wall of wardrobes provides lots of storage space.

Isn't the master bath lovely?

Upstairs, there are 3 more bedrooms.

And a brand new hall bath with double sink.

And while the house has lovely new finishes, the important behind the scenes work has been done as well.  There is a brand new, high efficiency (95.5%) gas heating system, with 3 zones to provide flexibility for the homeowners.

The majority of the electrical has been completely replaced (our electrician estimates 75-80%) and there is all new plumbing for the bathrooms and laundry. The insulation has been upgraded, to keep the house more energy efficient.

I'm so proud of the result, this really embodies our hallmarks - quality, craftsmanship and love.  This is a lovely, updated home with modern finishes and lots of antique charm!

I'll get lots of 'before & after' photos posted soon - but first I need to get a nap!
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  1. Wow what a beautiful home! Light, bright and gracious. I can't believe it has been over 5 months since you started it, it went so fast! At least for me ;)

  2. You knocked it out of the park again!

  3. wow, wow, wow! STUNNING! Absolutely beautiful, well done on all of your hard work!

  4. Love it! The design and craftsmanship are superb!

  5. As usual, everything is perfect. What color did you paint the exterior? We are painting our house white but I’m looking for a good white paint. Thank you!

  6. Good job Laurel and husband, it's wonderful and it doesn't look like you missed any areas the way I often do. I just finished up a whole house clean in order to sell it. That included a laundry room upgrade, very basic stuff though, and I am whupped. I think I am going to take a few days off. You might want a whole week!


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