Being a real estate broker, I scope out new listings pretty much every day – it’s a tough job but someone’s got to do it. :) I was so excited when this Spanish/Mediterranean-inspired renovation popped up today – I’ve admired it for awhile since it’s on the main drag through my parents’ neighborhood.
Especially when you consider how it started out, in all of its 1960’s glory:
I’m beyond amazed by the vision that the architects and designers had at MORE design + build, the company responsible for the extensive renovation. (I’ve actually written a bit about this design firm before, right here.)
It kind of blows my mind that this house is back on the market after being purchased just 7 months ago – what?!? You would have to tear me out of there, kicking and screaming. It wouldn’t be pretty.
While I’m not a huge fan of Saltillo tile, it makes sense in this home with its Spanish and Mediterranean influences, and the designers managed to keep all of the tile from looking like a sea of monotonous orange by mixing up the patterns of tile from space to space, while throwing in some stained hardwoods here and there.
I think the appliances in this kitchen are really interesting – high gloss white, which you pretty much NEVER see, and then a statement range and hood in an inky blue (or maybe black, I can’t quite tell). I think they’re a nice break from stainless steel, and the white doesn’t break up the run of cabinetry the way another color would – but I think I might like them better in a more modern kitchen. What do you think of the white appliances?
A chevron wood ceiling? Heart be still.
Black steel-framed windows and doors are a weakness of mine – if there’s any way to make it happen in my next home I will be one happy camper.
What do you think of the overdyed rug? I’m kind of intrigued by this trend, and I’ve even thought about it for the nursery, but I don’t know if it’s too “out there.” Thoughts?
All of the gorgeous tile-work in this bathroom makes my heart beat fast. Especially the cement tiles – they are so cool!
A Carrie Bradshaw-worthy closet, for sure.
Am I seeing things or are there bumps on the walls and ceiling of this bedroom? This may be some authentic Spanish detail but it just reminds me of ostrich leather…
More glorious bathrooms.
More ostrich bumps!
The arched detail over the bathtubs is really doing it for me – the execution is just so perfect!
Winter isn’t doing the backyard any favors, but the pool has me dreaming of summer…yes, even a sweltering Texas summer. No more winter, please! (I know, we’re wimps here in Texas and the rest of the country has it MUCH worse!)
I would do some serious lounging by the pool.
The photos in this post are from the MLS, but if you want to check out MORE’s photographs of this project just click here (they’re a bit better, but there aren’t as many.) What do you think of this house?