When Jason and Meridith Smith relocated to a small town in Oklahoma, they yearned for an urban, loft-style dwelling — but finding an urban space in a small town was easier said than done! After looking at various residential structures, the couple settled on an unused downtown commercial space that had been set up for law and medical offices. Renovation of the building took 18 months of night and weekend work — the Smiths did most of the work themselves, and they were able to bring the space to its bare bones and build it back up the way they envisioned it.
From stripping the horsehair-and-plaster walls to expose the brick, to building their own enormous walnut bookcase, Jason and Meridith slowly transformed the old building into an amazing space full of personality. Their family now includes two young boys (be sure and check out their amazing room!) and the pair now has plans to build a 3,000 sq. ft. "yard" on the rooftop of their building.
The Smiths did an incredible job envisioning their perfect home and then bringing it to fruition, one step at a time. Jason and Meridith are a testament to the old saying, "if you want something done right, do it yourself!"
(Images: Oklahoma Magazine)