Little House of Hoarders

Season 2, Episode 14

All good things must come to an end, and this season 2 finale home does not disappoint. Dubbed, Little House of Hoarders, the house was truly a dull smooshed box without a front door. It had a small footprint that we were hoping to expand, but unfortunately due to permitting issues outside of our control we could not move forward with that. Despite a small footprint we were able to be creative with the space, expand slighting by closing in the screen porch, add another bathroom and a master suite. Not to mention an exquisite exterior with limewashed brick and a backyard complete with a pergola fit for a queen {or an incredible party}! Set in an incredible neighborhood in Sylvan Hills, not far from the Atlanta Airport, the location cannot be beat. I can also vouch that there were some pretty incredible neighbors on that street.

From this

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To this

Limewash provided by Romabio Paints, shown in Avorio White
Limewash provided by Romabio Paints, shown in Avorio White

Given the condition of the brick and the quaint nature of the neighborhood, softening the look of the brick made a lot of sense. It is more cost effective to close in the screen porch and use siding material rather than brick as well, I also prefer that because the mix of textures truly makes the house an A+ on the street. Ken threw out the idea of siding the entire front of the house, which would have added a ton of appeal, but I couldn’t let the brick go, I just knew it needed something and a limewash was just that. Adding a limewash is an extremely cost effective way to address old brick. It is very easy to apply, updates the look and let’s face it, it gives it that antique look that stands the test of time. It wears well and can be reversed - need I say more? If you want to know more about the limewash process, you can view a write up here.

Unlabeled image from blog post called: Little House of Hoarders
Unlabeled image from blog post called: Little House of Hoarders
Unlabeled image from blog post called: Little House of Hoarders
Unlabeled image from blog post called: Little House of Hoarders
I truly love the look of this limewash. Shown in Avorio White on this house, looks so elegant and clean. Custom shutters by REDBaRN Homes, Lighting by Savoy House
I truly love the look of this limewash. Shown in Avorio White on this house, looks so elegant and clean. Custom shutters by REDBaRN Homes, Lighting by Savoy House

While we are at it, let’s look at the backyard. Adding a pergola and sod, opened up this overgrown yard to a paradise. One of the largest backyards on the block, it is almost some square footage here in the south given our warm temperatures most of the year. Add a few lights around this baby and you are set for an amazing setting for a party or reception.

Pergola by Pergola Kits USA
Pergola by Pergola Kits USA
Furniture by England Furniture, Lighting by Savoy House, Custom Art by Pat Shankle, Stager
Furniture by England Furniture, Lighting by Savoy House, Custom Art by Pat Shankle, Stager
Furniture by England Furniture, Lighting by Savoy House
Furniture by England Furniture, Lighting by Savoy House
Furniture by England Furniture, Lighting by Savoy House, Custom Art by Pat Shankle, Stager
Furniture by England Furniture, Lighting by Savoy House, Custom Art by Pat Shankle, Stager

Check out this space! All we did was close in that tiny little screen porch and we added a ton of living space. The footprint did not change, yet the house was so open and had just enough space to live comfortably. This furniture from England set it apart and complimented the industrial feel for the home throughout.

Cabinets by Forevermark Cabinetry, Hardware by Liberty, Appliances by Blomberg, Counters by Hanstone Quartz
Cabinets by Forevermark Cabinetry, Hardware by Liberty, Appliances by Blomberg, Counters by Hanstone Quartz
Cabinets by Forevermark Cabinetry, Hardware by Liberty, Appliances by Blomberg, Lighting by Savoy House, Counters by HanStone Quartz
Cabinets by Forevermark Cabinetry, Hardware by Liberty, Appliances by Blomberg, Lighting by Savoy House, Counters by HanStone Quartz

This kitchen. Y’all, though she be little she is FIERCE. With a mix of elegant and industrial, it is a perfect mix of texture and function. This backsplash is a porcelain which makes it very affordable to cover the entire wall and equally as gorgeous. Leathered grey quartz countertops also add to the texture and industrial feel of the home. It’s the perfect mix of masculine and feminine rolled into one. This light nova grey cabinet, by Forevermark Cabinetry is one of my favorites and you have seen it used in a variety of ways throughout the season. Using a drawer stack in the middle also allows for more storage than a typical cabinet. We had to maximize every inch of this kitchen to make it functional and appealing to a buyer. Custom shelves for dishes, pots and pans, and knives also help provide an appealing way to store kitchen essentials.

Let’s move on to the lighting. All chosen carefully from the Savoy House Collection, spending a little more on a few lights always pays big dividends. Notice how they all work together to create a cohesive aesthetic throughout the home.

Lighting by Savoy House
Lighting by Savoy House

Creating a master suite can present a challenging task when you are working with such little square footage. It is always worth the challenge and expense because it will almost guarantee a faster sale and a happier buyer. Using simple tile in the shower in a unique and playful pattern set this one apart. Top it off with chunky plumbing fixtures, industrial lighting, and a unique mirror and you make a big statement without breaking the budget. Small add-ons like these will make your buyer so happy.

Plumbing by Kohler, Lighting by Savoy House
Plumbing by Kohler, Lighting by Savoy House

Just as a bonus, I wanted you to see the original bathroom redone - this was the ONLY bath in the house when we acquired the property. Something that wasn’t shown in the final reveal, but wanted to give you a chance to see it. I like using large scale tile on a small bathroom floor, it adds dimension and makes it feel larger. I have moved away from small mosaics on a small footprint.

Thank you, from the bottom of our hearts for an incredible second season. We were excited to share this little glimpse into our business. Hope to see you again for a Season 3! Keep in touch by following us at @anitacorsini and @kencorsini on both Twitter and Instagram. Also, if you want to be in the know of all the happenings and homes available follow @redbarnhomes on Instagram.

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Anita Corsini

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