Comments on: Before & After: Reviving a 1912 Craftsman in Portland http://hookedonhouses.net/2012/08/14/before-after-reviving-a-1912-craftsman-in-portland/ A Fun Place to Get Your House Fix Wed, 30 Jul 2014 20:22:34 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.9.1 By: Shari D. http://hookedonhouses.net/2012/08/14/before-after-reviving-a-1912-craftsman-in-portland/comment-page-1/#comment-907926 Mon, 24 Jun 2013 23:27:33 +0000 http://hookedonhouses.net/?p=43593#comment-907926 Now, for everyone who is even THINKING about remodeling a Craftsman/Arts and Crafts Bungalow, in any location, and in any way whatsoever, this should be REQUIRED reading! Before even picking up a paint sample card at the store – this is how it SHOULD be done. Hooray for the way this was done, and kudos to the wonderful people who had the foresight to treat this home the way it was meant to be treated.
For those of you who are not fans of the beautiful gleaming woodwork and the way this home was painted, then please feel free to make other forms of architecture your homes. But, please do not “remuddle” something this terrific into something totally unrelated to the way these homes were meant to be. They can be lovingly maintained, as this one surely will be, without making them into completely foreign styles from their original purpose.

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By: shokou http://hookedonhouses.net/2012/08/14/before-after-reviving-a-1912-craftsman-in-portland/comment-page-1/#comment-887465 Sat, 08 Jun 2013 02:48:40 +0000 http://hookedonhouses.net/?p=43593#comment-887465 I appreciate all the hard work that they put into their home but the “after” is way uglier than the “before”…it makes the house look dark and dreary and ancient. Looks as if the owners must be 90+ years old.

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By: Doris Cleek http://hookedonhouses.net/2012/08/14/before-after-reviving-a-1912-craftsman-in-portland/comment-page-1/#comment-861048 Fri, 10 May 2013 12:43:30 +0000 http://hookedonhouses.net/?p=43593#comment-861048 AMEN!!! The loving dedication shown in Sharon and Jeff’s faithful restoration is awe-inspiring!

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By: Meri http://hookedonhouses.net/2012/08/14/before-after-reviving-a-1912-craftsman-in-portland/comment-page-1/#comment-592360 Thu, 20 Sep 2012 19:53:33 +0000 http://hookedonhouses.net/?p=43593#comment-592360 Wow, love that house. I personally prefer the dark wood in an original craftsman but I think white can look nice as well. I don’t mind darker and moodier interior spaces. It’s definitely a personal preference..

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By: hookedonhouses http://hookedonhouses.net/2012/08/14/before-after-reviving-a-1912-craftsman-in-portland/comment-page-1/#comment-561491 Tue, 21 Aug 2012 21:47:14 +0000 http://hookedonhouses.net/?p=43593#comment-561491 Becky–see her comment above. The landscaping has already been fixed. I just didn’t have a photo of it.

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By: Becky http://hookedonhouses.net/2012/08/14/before-after-reviving-a-1912-craftsman-in-portland/comment-page-1/#comment-561464 Tue, 21 Aug 2012 21:23:44 +0000 http://hookedonhouses.net/?p=43593#comment-561464 Just a second comment..NOW do some landscaping!! Such a beautiful home, NEEDS a beautiful landscap!!

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By: Becky http://hookedonhouses.net/2012/08/14/before-after-reviving-a-1912-craftsman-in-portland/comment-page-1/#comment-561463 Tue, 21 Aug 2012 21:20:54 +0000 http://hookedonhouses.net/?p=43593#comment-561463 I am so in love with the restoration! Craftman style is my favorite of any home architecture. The fact they brought back the elegance of all the woodwork..beautiful. Having grown up most of my life in the North, tho I am Texas born and have been back in Texas a long time, one thing I truly miss on the homes here.. Front Porches!! I know Georgia, Alabama & lots of southern states have the verandah style, but Texas.. not so much. So this home fits me to a tee!!!

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By: Jane http://hookedonhouses.net/2012/08/14/before-after-reviving-a-1912-craftsman-in-portland/comment-page-1/#comment-560075 Mon, 20 Aug 2012 17:38:55 +0000 http://hookedonhouses.net/?p=43593#comment-560075 I know this is off topic but I would love it if you did a blog post, perhaps with reader input, of home prices in their areas. I go to open houses regularly and am shocked at the prices…even in this economy!

We live in an area where the average home increases 5% a year and I can’t believe how little home you get for the money now. And this is in a largish city in the Midwest but not Chicago or a higher priced area.

It would be interesting to know how prices vary across the country in a recession.

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By: Sharon http://hookedonhouses.net/2012/08/14/before-after-reviving-a-1912-craftsman-in-portland/comment-page-1/#comment-558361 Sun, 19 Aug 2012 06:08:38 +0000 http://hookedonhouses.net/?p=43593#comment-558361 The color in the before photo may look white, but the exterior of the house was sort of a brownish gray, with a light green on the trim. It wasn’t a bad color, but we had to repaint anyway so we chose a period combo from a house kit catalog photo.

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By: Sharon http://hookedonhouses.net/2012/08/14/before-after-reviving-a-1912-craftsman-in-portland/comment-page-1/#comment-558349 Sun, 19 Aug 2012 05:54:03 +0000 http://hookedonhouses.net/?p=43593#comment-558349 We converted a sleeping porch into a walk-in closet attached to the master bedroom. The sleeping porch was quite pretty–but wasn’t useful for our purposes as it wasn’t necessary anymore with central heating/cooling. We needed storage far more than we needed an enclosed sunny porch.

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