Name: Kate & family
Location: Oakhurst neighborhood of Charlotte, North Carolina
We searched for a year and finally found our diamond in the rough. It has undergone many cosmetic renovations until we found out we were going to have a baby. Then we gutted the house and took nine months to open up walls and make a large common area for everyone to hang out in. We love to have close friends & family over and the new space adds great energy to the party.
Needless to say, we can see our little one and engage with her much easier. We love to repurpose vintage finds and surround ourselves with unique objects. We have transformed and evolved with the house while we slowly gathered the pieces that would surround us and figured out what our needs were. Much of the carpentry work was done by my husband and close friends. We use every room daily so it is important to organize and make sure everything has a spot. We do have a box of really cool vintage treats in the attic that we will rotate in and out of our 1,500 square feet space. Another great feature to our home is our lot. We are three miles from uptown, but have a beautiful wooded lot that extends down to a steep hill. We enjoy it daily on our cedar screened in porch. We love our little gem and the hard work that has made it our home!
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