Cute house: Do this to it!

I lived a few houses down from this house for about 5 years when I was growing up and I never knew how cool it was..  It’s kind of a sleeper on the outside.

It’s been on the market for a few months now and I’m surprised someone hasn’t seen the potential and made it their own.

Here’s what I would do…

I know I say this with every house… But I would paint it black.  I just really love a black house!  And homes built in the 70’s scream for black paint, in my opinion.


Sure you could add larger windows to the front, but a fresh coat of black paint and new modern glass door will make it feel new again.  And LOOK! The view is amazing.  My parents still miss the view they had when they lived on this block.


The fireplace, wood wrapped walls and ceiling, floor to ceiling windows.  Dreamy!


The stacks on the double sided fireplace are very different but I love them.  I don’t love the insert, but that’s an easy fix.

I personally prefer the stone to the white brick.  But this home is similar and it gives you an idea of just how amazing this room could be.  I would also look into a solid surface floor throughout the entire home (like below).


The slab cabinets are on trend.  I would remove the uppers.  Do a single floating shelf or a wall of floor to ceiling cabinets if you can’t live without upper storage.


Use the kitchen below as inspiration.  See that concrete island with the waterfall edge?  Do that to the peninsula.  And since you’re saving a tiny bit by using concrete counters… why not bring a huge slab of marble onto the walls.

I love the brass hood.  It relates back to the stacks on the fireplace.  If the layout works, I’d move the range to the wall the fridge is currently on (make it a focal point).   Move the fridge and floor to ceiling cabinets to the wall not pictured in the above image.



Stick with a round table.  Modern chairs.  And I’d put in a structural black light fixture.  Preferable something that doesn’t block the view.

Like this on a larger scale.


This is the only bathroom picture so I’m not totally sure what you’d have to work with..


But something like this would be amazing.  Use black tiles, brass fixtures, more concrete.


A wood vanity in the larger bathroom.  I love that black bathtub so much.


Keep the rest of the house earthy, natural, monochromatic, modern.  Use Matte black, brass and wood materials.


There is nothing wrong with this laundry room. But since it’s on the main level, you may decide to give it a little facelift.


The materials in this laundry room could totally live in this house.  I wouldn’t mind doing laundry there.


Thanks for reading!  If you like this home, I’d be happy to schedule a showing for you. I’d love to be the one to sell it.

*Home is active on the market at the time of this post. If you read this at a later date, the home may be sold or off the market. Contact me to for more information or to find a similar home. All opinions are my own. And of course, there is nothing wrong with this house as it is.. I just got inspired to show what I would do.

2 thoughts on “Cute house: Do this to it!

  1. So good. I love the new matte brass fixtures. Always cutting edge


  2. That’s a neat house. The fireplace is unusual. You know me, I would love a big fireplace like that!


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