The Real Vertical House Gets A Facelift

The Real Vertical House Gets A Facelift

Sarah Rae Smith
Feb 25, 2010

Although winter seems to be never ending in some parts of the country, we have the ultimate cure for the winter blues. A makeover — and not just any makeover. We're talking whole house, completely gutted, blood, sweat, tears, amazing transformation ... makeover. We're headed down south for some serious renovation with light, bright and beautiful results.

We love it when we come across a house with it's own website. Not just the ones that are all snooty and uppity about their million dollar furnishings and gold trim, but ones about normal houses that normal people live in. We love seeing what real hard work is all about and the cataloging the slow process of renovation on an average salary, budget and timeline all of which we came across, in Alabama.

This 2,000sq ft, 4 bedroom and 2 bath home was originally purchased as duplex by diy-guru's Andy and Ashley. They've converted it back into its original glory... an amazing family home. We've gone through the beautifully shot photographs of this place time and time again (you can find them on the website and also on Flickr) and are just amazed at the work that's been done.

Over the last 4 years this home has had floorboards gutted, walls torn down, appliances removed, paint applied and woodwork restored. It's a true badge of honor for this Alabama couple and we applaud them on their constant hard work and determination to bring this home to its current state... if you ever sell, please look us up! We've only shown you a few photos from this process, as it's really a journey to take yourself to see all the personality that's been packed into this great home.

(Image: The Vertical House)

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