Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Alphabe-Thursday..."B" as in BEAUTIFUL home

It's time again for Alphabe-Thursday and this week we are studying the letter "B" as in BEAUTIFUL home.  At least it will be BEAUTIFUL someday.  Right now it looks like this...
It's a work in progress and one of the homes I visited recently on the Galveston Historic Home Tour.  I wrote about the rest of the homes on the tour here.  This is a yearly event in Galveston, Texas and they always have one restoration in progress on the tour.   This is the 1887 Samuel A. and Sallie Cook Cottage.

It is going to become a weekend vacation rental when completed and will probably appear on the home tour again within the next few years.

Right now it needs a "little" work.  This is the garage and I believe there might be an apartment over the garage someday.
It's in rough shape, but has survived a few hurricanes in its day including the 1900 Storm and recently Hurricane Ike in 2008.

I've always dreamed of buying one of these fixer uppers, but I think this is really a project for someone a lot younger than me.  If only I was about 30 years younger!

This is the backyard.  It's tiny, but a lot of the old homes have these little yards.  There's an alley behind the fence.
This is the living room and where the fireplace will go.  Those are the plans for the home hanging on the wall.  Someone with a sense of humor added the decorative fish.
I think to tackle a project like this you would have to have a sense of humor.

I believe this is the original decorative piece for the fireplace that's been temporarily removed.
This home has a large sunroom that was added on in 1912.  I'm sure this will be a BEAUTIFUL room someday.
I thought this glass was pretty.  I'm not sure if it's original to the home or added later..
I have no doubt that this home will be BEAUTIFULLY restored.  Hopefully, I'll be able to visit this home again on a future tour and show you the finished product.
Now head over to Ms. Jenny's blog, Jenny Matlock..."off on my tangent" to visit some other letter "B" posts.








12 comments:

  1. I once remodeled an old home and I was pretty young at the time, but boy was it work! never again...

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  2. That is certainly going to beautiful when it is finished. It is a lot of work to remodel a home, but totally worth it.

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  3. Someday I'm going to have to make this tour. Can't believe I live so close and never have.

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  4. such an interesting post! :)

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  5. So much hard work to remodel a home (I should know having recently finished!!) but so very worthwhile!

    Lovely pics!

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  6. Wow, that house has a lot of potential! It would be fun to see it finished!

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  7. LOVE the stained glass windows. It will be so beautiful when it's finished.

    B Is For Books

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  8. It is beautiful but it would take a lot of money to fix it up! sandie

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  9. What a lot of work - but you're right - I'm sure it will be exquisite when finished.

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  10. I'm sure it will be lovely.

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  11. It takes a special gift to see such beauty in something that needs work.

    I couldn't agree more with you that this home will be brilliantly restored.

    I hope to see the finished product in one of your future blog posts.

    Thank you for linking to the letter B.

    A+

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  12. It takes a special gift to see such beauty in something that needs work.

    I couldn't agree more with you that this home will be brilliantly restored.

    I hope to see the finished product in one of your future blog posts.

    Thank you for linking to the letter B.

    A+

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