Before & After: A Dated Home Becomes a “Modern Mediterranean Retreat”

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We took a look at Ayanna’s gorgeous weekend getaway before, but we were really curious to see a little bit more of what the space looked like before Ayanna worked her magic on it. Dark and a bit dreary, but full of potential, Ayanna truly made the best parts of the house sing while giving it the update it so sorely needed.

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From Ayanna: My partner and I brought the house in Woodstock for two reasons: we love the Hudson Valley and we needed a vacation home. A place away from the city with all the space we couldn’t get in NYC; a little retreat that we could enjoy as well as visitors (short term guests like Airbnb and HomeAway.) We bought the house in the fall of 2016 because of the beautiful original charm. I loved the archways, high ceilings, wood beams, original parquet floors, large outside deck and the heated salt-water pool!

There were necessary updates that needed to be done including updating all three bathrooms, removing carpeting and the stucco off of the walls. The original bathrooms were very ’70s. I knew I needed to maximize the space while maintaining my tight budget. The plan was to bring lots of light into the entire house.

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Thank you, Ayanna!