Welcome to Day One of “Before & After Week.” I love a good makeover and thought it would be fun to devote all 5 days to them. First up, take a look at the historic Cartwright House in Terrell, Texas. It was built in 1883 and needed a lot of love (and work) by the time homeowners Tom and Nancy Aldridge bought it. Check out how it looks now:
Gorgeous. Nancy told Houzz, “There isn’t a day that goes by without someone stopping to take a photograph of the house. It makes me feel so proud.”
I can see why it attracts so many lookiloos. I’d be braking for it, too!
Here’s a peek inside the 7,000 square-foot home:
They bought it with much of the original furniture inside.
“We knew the restoration was going to take a lot of work, so we hired an architect, Ron Hobbs, and a contractor, David Mauk,” Nancy says. “They made a presentation to the state, and our plans were approved.”
Interior designer Pat Ratcliff to help choose appropriate historical colors for the house. The house is on the National Register of Historic Places.
Head over to Houzz to read the article about the Cartwright House by Sarah Greenman and see all the beautiful photos she took of it. Then come back tomorrow to see another inspiring makeover!