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Reader's home before and after

Kate emailed from the Adelaide Hills in South Australia. "After being inspired by you both so many times, I wanted to share an outcome that you helped inform. We recently completed a soup-to-nuts renovation. It was a long slog, but we finally got there and we're thrilled. Thank you for providing inspiration during the design phase and critical creative lifts when it seemed like it would never end and I was running out of steam." Kate describes the original house on her blog as "Outside: yellow bricks, small aluminum-framed windows, and lots of lattice-work pergolas. Inside: a rabbit's warren, with too many doors leading into lots of pokey rooms and a front door that entered directly into the family room where the refrigerator sat." Here are some befores ...

WOW Kate what a wonderful home... now! I can't believe the change. My favourite spot? The library. Oh and the kitchen. And the ensuite and the garden. I'd love to see your home photographed for a magazine. Some of you will realise that the shots Kate has shared are real estate listing photographs. Yes it's true. Kate and her family have worked so hard to create this miracle and now it's on the market. (Link here.) Good luck with the sale Kate and make sure you share your next renovation!

Lots more after the jump!

Reader Comments (31)

YES!!! Stunning house!

22 Oct 2011 | Unregistered Commentermaria

Wow! Fantastic:)

22 Oct 2011 | Unregistered CommenterHege

Favorite house ever!

22 Oct 2011 | Unregistered CommenterDonald

Such a gorgeous transformation! I love how the windows frame those amazing outside views.

22 Oct 2011 | Unregistered CommenterTamsin Allen

Can I just say how jealous I am?

22 Oct 2011 | Unregistered Commenterboops

Wow! So lovely...I'm glad they saw the potential that was there. I love their fun sense of style, and isn't that cake painting/print in the kitchen cool? I wish I could see more of it!

22 Oct 2011 | Unregistered CommenterHeather

This is simply amazing. Look at all these gorgeous windows! And the living room, absolutely stunning!

22 Oct 2011 | Unregistered CommenterLuis

Holy wow! That is amazing. So glad they kept the fireplace the same - I love that copper hood. The whole is house is beautiful!

22 Oct 2011 | Unregistered Commentermelinda

gorgeous! absolutely gorgeous! i particularly love the bold wallpaper choices in the bathrooms and the lighting. the only thing i really dislike is the wall-to-wall carpeting in some rooms, otherwise, wow.

22 Oct 2011 | Unregistered Commenterpolish chick

A-M-A-Z-I-N-G !!!!!

22 Oct 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMichelle H.

Gorgeous! and I am so sad that they are moving from this wonderful newly done home!!

22 Oct 2011 | Unregistered Commentercallie grayson

Oh I'm SO glad they kept that neat retro fireplace!!! In the before pictures I was crossing my fingers for it!!
Beautiful remodle!

22 Oct 2011 | Unregistered CommenterSarah Bosserman


22 Oct 2011 | Unregistered CommenterRoan

WOW! What a beautiful transformation! I can't imagine moving after putting so much hard work into such an unbelievable reno - FANTASTIC JOB!

22 Oct 2011 | Unregistered Commenterkristen

Love the gold ball ceiling pendants! And, as one who is obsessed with wallpaper -- LOVE all of the walls!! BEAUTIFUL!!!!

22 Oct 2011 | Unregistered CommenterHeather

Great looking place. They made some really smart and cool choices, and it all feels so personal. Where did they get the zebra wallpaper? I need it. NOW.

22 Oct 2011 | Unregistered Commenterchrista

That house is stunning! And Crafers is such a gorgeous spot to live. Makes me proud to be in Adelaide :)

Thanks for sharing, as always! X

22 Oct 2011 | Unregistered CommenterGabrielle

Absolutely awesome! Love, love, love it! And so nice to see real estate photos that haven't been taken with some ridiculous wide-angle lens!

22 Oct 2011 | Unregistered Commenterinspir@lia

Love the kitchen and the beautiful bold colours throughout!

23 Oct 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAlecia

I was recently admiring that Scalamandre Zebra wallpaper on Design*Sponge. CHRISTA.. the link for the wallpaper is http://www.passementeries.com/scalamandre/wallpaper/zebras.htm (hope it works, otherwise google scalamandre silks zebras)

23 Oct 2011 | Unregistered CommenterGiselle

this simply is amazing!!!

23 Oct 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMartina

Gasp! Is that really the same house?

Simply stunning reno.

23 Oct 2011 | Unregistered Commenterholland

Great renovation! And I was thrilled to see the name of the little town where the house is located - when I was 18 I spent one year in Adelaide as an exchange student, and one of my host families lived in Crafers so I actually spent several months there. Reading this post suddenly brought back a lot of nice memories from my time there! Thanks :)

24 Oct 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAnna G.

This is one of the most stunning transformations I've ever seen.
What's that painting next to the fireplace? Love the bold colors!

24 Oct 2011 | Unregistered CommenterConnie

Are those zebras all being shot by arrows? Am I missing something or what that get really depressing?

24 Oct 2011 | Unregistered CommenterShelley

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