Before Pictures (Nov 2010)

November 23, 2010
Here are some pictures of the house as it is today (November 2010) before renovation – 
Front of the house

This house was built in 1922 in the Craftsman style architecture.  The front door faces almost due north.  So the front of the house never is directly lit by sunlight.  This picture was taken in the afternoon with bright western light.  The large cement porch is in good shape.  The fake brick siding is curious.

Living Room
The front door opens directly into the living room.  I like how the glass on the door is highlighting the arts and craft style and giving the house more character. The natural wood used in the living room and the dining room is in arts and crafts style.
The living room has lots of space for entertaining.  The large window is facing the front towards the street and the small windows are facing east.
Dining Room
Lovely built-in “buffet” lines the western wall of the dining room.  This room has a really nice feel in the afternoon with light from the west floods the room.

Hallway
When you enter the living room you’ll see the hallway towards the south side of the house.  There are doors to 2 bedrooms on the left door to the kitchen on the right and another bedroom on the right.  Straight ahead is the bathroom.

Kitchen
Looking into the kitchen from the hallway —  The handles on the drawers are vintage 1920’s and so is the skirt under the sink.

Note the antique stove by O’Keefe & Merritt.  It still works!

The light above the stove top is charming.

Bedroom 1
This bedroom is along the east side of the house.  The morning light is pretty.

Bedroom 2
The southeast corner of the house is this bedroom 2.  Note that there is a window in the closet too.

Bedroom 3
Southwest corner of the house is bedroom 3.  An addition, bathroom and kitchenette, was built about 60 years ago.

Bathroom
There are 2 cute little windows facing the backyard from the bathroom.  Note the built-in cabinet on the right hand side behind the door.

Backyard
There are 2 productive apple trees in the large backyard.  This one has 3 or 4 different varieties of apples grafted on to this tree.

Exterior
The east, west and south sides of the house have stucco exterior.  Underneath the stucco is brown wood.

About the Author

Chie Kawahara

Chie is one of the co-creator of Midori Haus. When she is not sharing her stories of transforming an old house and giving tours, she enjoys trail running and hiking.

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