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Before & After: A Run-Down Bungalow Turned Sleek, Modern Home

updated May 3, 2019
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Clara Hah and her husband knew that buying this house in the Cherrywood neighborhood of Austin, Texas, for renovations was going to be a lot of work. However, when they finished, this run-down bungalow was transformed into a modern, sleek house — almost unrecognizable. Now, their home is minimal and lovely, inside and out!

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Allen and Clara met through a mutual friend years ago and became long distance pen pals, between San Francisco and Houston. Texas has always been home for Clara, so she was itching to move back. Allen got a job opportunity that he couldn’t pass up, so they packed up and moved to Austin in 2012.

Clara and Allen completely transformed a run-down bungalow into their now incredibly clean, modern home with the help of contractors from Making Modern Home.

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“Our house required extensive renovations prior to moving in. Also, since I was pregnant at the time, delays and going over budget became major concerns,” wrote Clara in their house tour survey.

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So clean! Keeping the yard was really important for Clara and her husband and their growing family. Keeping the budget in check was also a concern. And, they succeeded. For more before and after photos, visit Making Modern Home and be sure to check out the full tour!

Thank you Hah Family!