Jonathan and Ben’s inspiring house reveal!


Do you remember when the Refrigerator Gods smiled down upon us and JB spotted a Sub-Zero refrigerator listed on Craigslist for $100?


When we thought this can’t be right, maybe they forgot a zero? But they didn’t. Or, maybe it won’t work? But it did. And then seven hours later (after the hauling, the grunting, the kindness of one friend who lent us her moving truck and another who lent us his muscles) as though an appliance miracle was taking place, the new fridge slid into the old built-in opening in our kitchen with 1/16″ to spare? Well, if you don’t, you can read all the scintillating (Do we like it? Why do we like it?) details here, but this post is not about that fridge.



This post is about the previous owners of that fridge, Ben and Jonathan, who were parting with their Sub-Zero for a very good reason: they were going with all-new appliances for a very, very impressive remodel.




How impressive?



I’m glad you asked.




It’s not like there was anything wrong with the Before. In fact there was a lot that was right with it. And there’s our fridge, cute as ever, as it sat in their yet-to-be-transformed-into-awesomeness kitchen/dining room.






Kitchen and dining before





Just to build the drama and so the Before looks a bit more lack-luster, here is the space as it starts to enter the “It has got to look like hell before it gets better” phase.






Kitchen before 2





And then it turned into this.




I know, right?





La Cornue kitchen stoveOh, how I have La Cornue range envy. And copper pot envy. And everything about that kitchen envy!









Dishwasher open






A La Cornue sink?! We just hit a whole new level of fancy!






La Cornue porcelain sink






Another shot of their new paneled fridge with all its come-hither, walk-towards-the-light, open-door glory.






Fridge door open





The living room Before…





Living room before Ben










Living room remodel





And now? Goodbye beams with track lighting. Hello tongue and groove ceiling, light and airy color palette, a chandelier to make RH blush, new doors, windows and hardware.






Foo dog living room glass table





This door hardware!





Door detail





Shall we take a closeup of that chair…with the Hermes throw? Wow. Good use of the Foo Dog as a coffee table accessory, too. I’m now inspired to pull mine out of “storage”. (You know, “storage”, aka “our garage”, the area that inspires JB to chant, “Hoarder!” on the hottest of days when he knocks his knee into a stack of my chairs, trips over a bag of my throw pillows, and almost gets the guillotine by a mirror that’s threatening to shimmy off a shelf? That place.)





Hermes blanket white slip covered chair






The fireplace in progress…






Fireplace remodel




And After…





Marble fireplace





The master bedroom…





Bedroom wallpaper





With this amazing chinoiserie wallpaper detail…





Bedroom wallpaper detail





Master bath After…





Copper free standing tub master bath






But the transformation was not limited to the interior. Here is the exterior Before…






House exterior











House exterior progress





And after…




House exterior finished 1





Tile detail







And in case you thought you were having a hard day…







Installing fountain 2





count your blessings that you aren’t outside heaving a million-pound fountain to the wall…





Installing fountain





Of course once you attach said fountain, there is the fun part of standing in it?!





House exterior




Thank you to Ben and Jonathan for sharing pictures of their amazing remodel and, guys, if you ever decide it’s time to upgrade the Miele built-in espresso maker, our Sub-Zero said it wouldn’t mind sharing the spotlight with another show-stealing appliance. You know my number.





Congratulations on your beautiful remodel! 🙂






Miele espresso maker kitchen remodel





Happy decorating!





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2 Comments on Jonathan and Ben’s inspiring house reveal!

  1. PickyB
    October 1, 2015 at 9:33 AM (5 years ago)

    That’s a pretty darn impressive change!

  2. Taylor Greenwalt
    October 18, 2015 at 7:54 AM (5 years ago)

    Love the transformation and that kitchen is wonderful…love the grain in the cabinets!


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