Monday, August 5, 2019

Instagram Renovation - McKenzie Dove

I've recently started following Birmingham, AL artist, McKenzie Dove on Instagram and have been really charmed by the renovation she and her husband are undergoing of their beautiful new home.

I've been working on part two of the Grey Gardens story - but until I'm done with that, I figure this would be a short and sweet (and very inspiring) little before and after of the house they sold when they bought the one they're currently working on. Along with the few pics she's shared of what they've done to the new place so far!

First up - the old house before and after. Enjoy! 

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The house got a fresh coat of white paint, a new roof, windows, doors, and a compact and more controlled landscaped front. 

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The floors have been sanded down and stained a dark ebony color. What had been a living room for the prior owner became a dining room and entry library for the Doves.

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The home underwent a large renovation, and during that process they did a lot of changes to modernize the house, including replacing the older more mission style moldings and doors new doors and moldings. 

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The small windows were replaced with these narrow double hung versions to let in more light and air. The fireplace was re-imagined to this more modern looking one with beautiful simplicity. Love this! 


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It's amazing what draping a room can do. This had been the master bedroom of the house, with an attached bath. But after a renovation and addition, this room was one of two beautiful guest rooms for the Doves. 

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They totally renovated the existing dining room, kitchen, and older enclosed porch area to make a beautiful open concept family room and kitchen. 







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What had been the only guest room pulled double duty as a sitting and reading room and a second guest room after the renovation. Part of this already small room was taken for the new master bedroom closet and doors into the room were reconfigured so that they are accessed by the beautiful open concept family room. 


Here's a view of the back yard with the new doors along the kitchen family room, and the addition to the left which is now the HUGE master suite. 







The two made a tidy profit on the renovation of the house even with all the work and changes they made. They used it to buy a beautiful home in the tony area of Mountain Brook. 

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They've only been in the house for a few months - and McKenzie is enjoying taking her time curating her new home. No doubt, it'll be lovely - that's for sure! Follow McKenzie here

1 comment:

  1. An amazing collection of before and after pics ~~ thanks for the inspiration!

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