S. Lake Street/Fort Worth, TX
A 1910 Craftsman Reimagined
Uninhabitable and beyond repair, this home was passed from investor to investor. The future of the condemned 108 year old home was uncertain. That was until property investors John & JC began to seek a home base of their own in Fort Worth's historic Fairmount neighborhood. Already having undergone a major full home remodel on another property with Morrissey Home Solutions, JC & John saw the potential of what the dilapidated home would become.
The foundation of the home had to be lifted and adjusted to support the new floor plan. Once the foundation was leveled, Morrissey Home Solutions began the extensive remodel & redesign of the 108 year old home.
Historically protected, the exterior structure of the home & it's facade had to be preserved. Though the outside remains historically accurate, the interior adopted a design of it's own. Lovers of modern architecture & design, JC & John wanted to streamline the interior while incorporating the home's original elements.
We retained the original shiplap, and reused it on a feature wall in the master bedroom addition. When the bedroom doors are open, this can be seen from the kitchen and living areas.
The original footprint of the house only allowed for 2 bedrooms and one small hall bathroom, so we added a proper master suite to the back of the home. JC & John wanted this to be a clean and open oasis with some funky elements. We incorporated these multi-colored encaustic cement tiles from our fabulous friends at Botega Design Gallery.
We used black hardware throughout the home. I love the contrast of dark and light elements. There's something about black hardware that makes for a very high-end aesthetic. These plumbing fixtures from Delta make a bold statement.
When it came to designing the guest bathroom, we were working with confined space. I opted for white wall tile and white paint to give the illusion that the space is bigger than it is. I love that we incorporated a funky floor tile in the master, and I wanted to do something fun in the guest bathroom as well. This geometric pattern in charcoal and persimmon was the ticket! Get the look at The Tile Shop.
The remodel and finish-out took 6 months in total to complete. Not a bad timeline for a completely remodeled home and addition! JC & John now have a little slice of heaven to call their own, just in time to finalize plans for their wedding this fall. And as for me, I couldn't be happier for the couple and their new (old) home.