The text came through............HOUSE IS CLOSED!!!! He sent it to us, his Dad and Mom, and today the brother of construction (my steady son) and the dreamer son will start on a large adventure. They have walked this path together on a smaller project two years ago. Our son and his wife had bought a 1920's home that our eldest helped to bring up to date, and at the end they were still friends.
Front of house...overlooks a golf course across the street from the front yard.
This is a garage apartment over a three car opened garage. A workshop under the apartment and a porch extends out from the front door of the apartment. Very private and relaxing.
Today they step into a 1950's home that hasn't been touched since it was built. For weeks our son has met the architect, the lawyers and all that was needed to close on his dream home. His wife patiently and encouragingly walked with him through each hurdle. There were surprise, just like you hear about on the TV shows, before the demo even started. A garage was built on the property line. Since the home has stayed in the family this is the first time for it to change hands, some things needed to be approved.
The subdivision was started in the 1920's in this suburb of Dallas, Texas. His is one of the newer homes in this subdivision. My son even discovered the ads placed in the Dallas Morning News advertizing the opening on this up coming neighborhood.
Yes pink bathroom everywhere!!!
Intercom system still in it original spot.
Full picture of grill. They hope to be able to use the hood vent. It was an interesting walk through this time capsule.
Of course the drapery maker in me had to take pictures of all the custom window treatments from the 50's.
This is the entry way looking into the back den. Look at that door bell. There had been carpet over the wood floors, which were removed. Walking through this home was like watching old sitcoms from the 50's and 60's.Waco may have Joanna and Chips Gaines, which we all love, but Dallas has Kenneth Graham Construction and a brother who is going with his dream. These boys also have a mother who is yelling from the side lines.....GO BOYS!!! The text to his parents began our journey of watching our two oldest sons work together, what a blessing!!! Today my husband is starting his birthday walking through the house where his sons are meeting to start the demo.
Stay tune!! The projected finish date is this time next year.
These are just a few of the pictures.