As promised, here is a set of before photos of our upcoming project I am dubbing “treehouse.”
Just in case you were thinking this renovation thing is glamourous and cool, keep in mind while you scroll through these photos that Ossie and I lived in this place. For a whole year. Pretty much just as you see it now. We have, for the most, part recovered…
I bought this duplex from a very nice suburban type developer guy who had purchased it as one of his first investment properties in the 90’s. It was nicely kept (until I bought it and tore all the finishes out) and he did what some would think was a nice job fixing up the exterior. It’s a little too suburban-y for my tastes, but we’re going to fix some of that. There is a lot of stuff I can’t wait to get rid of and some cool details that somehow stuck it out through multiple bad 50’s and 60’s wood-paneling escapades… most of which I am trying to keep.
You may also notice that the entire first floor is not pictured. There is still a tenant living in there, but as soon as he’s out I’ll add them to the pot.
Anyway I’m finalizing the design and definitely have a few conundrums for you guys to weigh in on… hang tight!