We’ve arrived at the final stop on our Fantasy Open House Tour. This traditional home was built in 1910 and is notable for being the home of two former Terrace Park mayors, Charles Bruhl (1916-19) and Ray Allison (1957-59).
The current owners hired an architect to build an attached garage with a master suite above it and a large family room behind it. We had the pleasure of meeting the architect himself, as well as the homeowner on our tour, and enjoyed talking to them about the project.
The amount of work and attention to detail they put into this home was amazing. A team of craftsmen was hired to replicate the trim and crown moldings in the new rooms to match the old, and the results were beautiful.
Come on in and look around. At the end of the post you’ll have a chance to vote for your favorite home that we toured this week!
The staircase is split, leading down on the other side into the new mudroom:
To the left of the entry hall is a paneled living room:
The back of the house used to be right here where there is now an opening to the family room addition:
The back of the family room had built-in bookshelves and a computer desk. Behind the loveseat you can see the stairs leading to the basement:
A screened porch was built off the deck. Notice how the pattern in the home’s windows was repeated here:
This back hallway is new and runs between the house and the new garage edition:
Upstairs, a bedroom with an original Rookwood fireplace (very cool!):
A charming little nursery at the end of the hall:
The master bedroom suite is part of the new addition above the garage:
Notice how the trims, moldings, and windows match those in the older parts of the house.
Another woman on the tour complained loudly that they had painted the molding and trim pale blue in the bedroom, but I thought it was pretty. I wouldn’t want it throughout the house, but I thought it suited the Master Bedroom. What do you think?
I hope you enjoyed this Fantasy Open House week as much as I did! On Monday I’ll have a guessing game for you taken from another house we toured in Terrace Park that left me a little…well…puzzled. We’ll see if the remodel makes more sense to you than it did to me!
It’s time to vote for your favorite house! (Click here if you missed any.) Was it: