Doing Away With 8'x10' Rooms In Riverwest

Doing Away With 8'x10' Rooms In Riverwest

Sarah Rae Smith
Sep 28, 2010

When husband and wife, Patrick Jones and Alexandra Ramsey set out to purchase a home in Milwaukee, they weren't really into what they found. Many of the homes in the Riverwest neighborhood were built in the 1920's and while the they were big, who wants a house filled with 14 8'x10' rooms? Not them! So they started from scratch and the results are out of sight!

This home has a sleeping wing and a living wing. The few walls that are in place are supplemented by roll-up curtains. The couple built most of the home themselves, remembering back to their early days when their kitchen consisted of a pair of saw horses with a door on top to hold a camp stove.

Their place isn't super sized, but does have room to grow and while many of the materials used in the home were green, the end result doesn't hit you over the head with being earth friendly. There's a roll up garage door that exits to the patio, modern furniture, vintage finds and lots of DIY.

It's a truly inspirational space and instead of babbling about all the wonderful and inspirational aspects of it, we're pretty sure you should just go take a tour for yourself and then make sure you read up on a little of what the homeowners had to say about their space and the changes they'd like to make in the years to come.

Images: Rick Wood for the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

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