Mother-In-Law House

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Hi y’all!  It’s been awhile since I posted.  We had graduations, holidays, and remodeling projects!

My oldest graduated high school, as did her boyfriend, and my niece and nephew.  We had Mother’s Day and Memorial Day.  We began another restoration project.  The Mother-in-law house.

That’s right.  Another project.

This little number is a 1903 National Folk-style home; that happens to be right next door.  We’ve owned it for awhile, but we’ve been sidetracked with kids, family, life, and our own restoration projects in the home we live in.

As it turns out, the home we live in, AND the home next door were built by the same family.  Out of the two, it was our home that was built second.

Again, we are reusing as much of the original home as we possibly can, and bringing it back from ugly, to 1903 beautiful.

Here she is as we bought it:

And this is the progress we have made thus far, on the outside:

You will notice that there is a wrap-around porch under there!  When the siding was being removed, they discovered that the room to the far right was an addition, a poorly build addition.  So we went in and removed it, and found the original beadboard ceiling INTACT.  They also found the original transom windows under all that siding.  It was seriously an exciting day for me.

Bye-bye odd little room:


Here are the rest of the before pics:

This is the living room.  All that stuff was there when we bought it.  The story is, that there was a squatter living here.



Bedroom #2, and off to the right is a bathroom that is as big as a closet, which was added in about 1925.  Before that, they used an outhouse.


Not exactly sure what the purpose of this room is.  In the old records that I found, this is actually the master bedroom.  But, in 1982, they made this into a family room.  We are calling this bedroom #1.

In 1982, they must have gotten the idea to make a bedroom, and chopped the kitchen in half.  There is nowhere to put a refrigerator….seriously.  So we ripped out the wall they installed and made the kitchen it’s original size.

The room on the other side of the kitchen…which is no longer with us.  Back in that doorway, you can see a very poorly-built closet addition.

We are super excited to share this restoration with you!

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