Reader’s home before and after

Posted on Sat, 22 Oct 2011 by midcenturyjo

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!

holland says:

Gasp! Is that really the same house?

Simply stunning reno.

Anna G. says:

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 🙂

Connie says:

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

Shelley says:

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

I Wish says:

Simply Stunning. I have loved Scalamandre's Zebra wallpaper ever since seeing photos of it in a 1930's New York restaurant in red and Kelly Wearstler's Imperial Trellis is a modern classic, the green is my favourite colourway. Does anyone know the other wallpaper feature in the floralish pattern? I love that too.

Jenny says:

I love this, but I can't believe they covered up that beautiful wood floor with wall-to-wall carpet! 🙁

What a fabulous reno! I want to move in!

Amanda says:

this is lovely. i really like the busy-ness in the bathrooms. i am NOT a believer of less is more 🙂

Jaclyn says:

Can I please move in now! This is so beautiful!!

Thank you for posting this amazing renovation! I included the yellow bathroom on my blog as part of a raibow roundup of Scalamandre Zebras.

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