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Entries in renovation (38)

Monday
Sep222014

Stalking reality TV episode 2

Welcome to my second reality TV stalking. Brothers Shannon and Simon's apartment this time. For those of you who don't know the contestants start with a fixed budget and vouchers from certain suppliers/sponsors. Each week they compete to complete the best room, winning more money to help with following rooms. No wins and the budget gets tight by the end of the build. What starts as high end may rapidly drop to low. See more over on The Block. In the meantime the real estate listing is here while it lasts.

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Monday
Sep222014

Stalking reality TV episode 1

How do you describe one of Australia's most popular reality TV shows? I cheated and consulted Wikipedia.

The Block is an Australian reality television series broadcast on the Nine Network. The series follows four or, more recently, five couples as they compete against each other to renovate houses and sell them at auction for the highest price.

Except this time it's an old office block they gut and convert into 5 apartments. I've been stalking and the latest Block renos are listed ready for auction. Welcome to Dee and Darren's apartment. Link here while it lasts.

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Thursday
Sep182014

Apartment remodel

I love the deep window recesses which mean wide ledges for perching. I love the holes above the radiator. I love the pull down screen/blind for lazy Sunday afternoon movie watching but most of all I love that this is a cool family home, full shelves and chalk wall scrawl and all. By Bratislava, Slovakia based architect JRKVC.

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Thursday
Sep112014

A renovated home in Vancouver

We received an email from Amber of Māk Interiors, about an extensive renovation project she took on of a heritage home in Vancouver’s South Granville area. The home had great bones, but needed to be completely gutted to open up the tiny rooms and make the home more spacious and family friendly. It is a wonderful example of how you can modernize a traditional/historic home without losing its character. And I am all for the if-you-can't-make-it-work-gut-it philosophy.

Here are a couple of before photos. 

And this is what it looks like after Amber had her way with it. :-) You can read more about it here

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Wednesday
Sep032014

A renovated Park Slope brownstone

And here I thought my new home had lots of beautiful architectural detail. This Park Slope, NY brownstone renovated by Abelow Sherman Architects has incredible panelling, moldings, stained glass and inlaid hardwood flooring at every turn. I am a bit sad that every single bit of woodwork has been painted (and white, blah). Yes folks, I have turned into ONE OF THOSE PEOPLE! (LOL)