Our client wished to renovate their early 70’s infill house, which had been rented for the past decade and thoroughly abused, with the end goal of putting it on the market. Unfortunately, there was a buried oil tank on the property, and due to complications with it’s removal, our renovation budget was extremely tight, which means we got creative! The entire house (3 bedrooms, 1-1/2 baths) was repainted inside and out with Sherwin Williams VOC-free lines Harmony and Emerald. Since this odd little house is surrounded by beautiful old Victorians and Brownstones, we wanted to play with it’s inherent characteristics and went with a modern farmhouse vibe. Certain aspects of the design were left “open-ended” to allow flexibility for new owners who might wish to make it open concept, or add a first floor master suite, both of which would be very easy to accomplish.
New white pine floors from Tesoro Woods were installed throughout. The kitchen has all new cabinetry, which was salvaged from another Simply Sustainable project, along with the sink. The island was created from a vintage console. The butcherblock counters lend a warmth to the space, while reclaimed wood and pipe shelving add some character. New lighting was installed in all the rooms, and a new high efficiency gas furnace system to keep things temperate. The deck and backyard were transformed after the oil tank was removed using Sherwin Williams and Vermont Natural Coatings products. All staging was designed by Simply Sustainable using furniture and décor the owner already possessed.