Life on Elm Street - A New Home
There is big news around the Weil household – we’ve found a new home! As some of you know, my family moved from Baltimore, MD to Denver, CO last August due to my husband’s career. We’ve been living in a rental house since then. I’m thrilled to announce that we’ve found a beautiful, modern home that is now ours. This bungalow makeover is located in the Park Hill neighborhood in Denver. I wanted to share some before photos with you, pre-move-in, so you can get excited with me about transforming this beautiful space into a new Life on Elm Street.
One of my favorite features in our new home is this gorgeous floating staircase. Some of you may know that this is a major departure from the last two homes I’ve lived in which were both circa the early 1900s. Design Sponge featured my Baltimore home last year. Though I’m sad to leave some of that historical character behind, it’s fun to play with a more modern and industrial aesthetic. Steel beams, columns and window trim is something entirely new for me!
The house is full of windows and light which I love. One of the main features is a garage door off the living room. I’m not entirely convinced about this. I would prefer a wall of windows with clean french doors. What are your thoughts? Have any of you lived with a garage door in your living room? Do you love it? hate it?
This house is a remodel of an old Denver bungalow, so there are still some reminders of it’s skeleton in the exposed brick walls and this adorable, non-working ? fireplace. This room is my new studio! It is filled with gorgeous south-eastern light. Nothing makes me happier than sun coming through my windows! Plus, given that I’ve been working in our dining room for the last year, I am more than a little thrilled to have my own space back. I’m thinking about painting one of the brick walls and the fireplace. What do you think? If you guessed I’m thinking white, you’re right! Any good resources for painting brick?
I love that the floor plan for our new home is so open! I look forward to entertaining and hanging out here with my family. I can picture my kids bickering at the counter over breakfast already, can’t you?
The dining room is open to the rest of the 1st floor and has a beautiful exposed brick wall as well.
I love our charming back yard. This old tree makes me happy, as do the clean lines of the fence. Lucy will love romping back here. I need to plant a bit of along the edges as I miss my Baltimore garden desperately. Oh, the loss of the growing season is a painful one.
One last feature that I couldn’t be more thrilled about is this beautiful shower in the master bath! Eep! Two shower heads and so much room! It feels very luxurious to say the least.
There’s a lot to share about the new house as we get settled. I’m planning a lot of furniture updates to my current stock, new lighting, lots of fiber to soften things up and some little DIY touches that I think you’re going to like. I hope your excited to follow along on our new home journey and our new Life on Elm Street. Let me know what and how much you want to hear about our new house. Do you want to see my process and inspiration behind designing it? Tips and tricks on changes I’ll be making? Shopping sources for furniture I’m considering etc? Leave a comment below and let me know.