REVEALED - 1930s East Austin Bungalow - RARE

We are so pleased with this amazing bungalow transformation.  Built in 1930, this home was in utter disrepair when Making Modern Home bought it.  Instead of tearing the home down like many other developers, we saw the potential!  We saved the old wood trim work including the doors and old archway.  Link to Listing HERE: http://www.austinhomesearch.com/homes-for-sale/1237-Eleanor-St-Austin-TX-78721-189754905

Fully Restored 1930 East Austin bungalow with painted front porch, added vintage corbles, blue siding with yellow front door.   New black windows from Plygem are 3 over 1 traditional style. The modern mission style house numbers are one of my favorite features and came from a local hardware store (Breed and Co)

Fully Restored 1930 East Austin bungalow with painted front porch, added vintage corbles, blue siding with yellow front door.   New black windows from Plygem are 3 over 1 traditional style. The modern mission style house numbers are one of my favorite features and came from a local hardware store (Breed and Co)

The incredible kitchen was made by combining 2 rooms. The sliding door leads to the back yard. The Spanish tile / Cementi style tile is actually under $4 a square foot! We vaulted the ceilings and added reused shiplap from the house remodel. Honed black granite countertops, a custom farmhouse teal island with walnut butcher block top, matte black faucet and hardware, floating shelves compliment the Ikea Grimslov shaker style cabinets. The bar to the right is an Ikea shoe shelf which is low profile. Above it is a World Market mirror. We love the kitchen's warmth and personality especially with the original dark wood trim!

The incredible kitchen was made by combining 2 rooms. The sliding door leads to the back yard. The Spanish tile / Cementi style tile is actually under $4 a square foot! We vaulted the ceilings and added reused shiplap from the house remodel. Honed black granite countertops, a custom farmhouse teal island with walnut butcher block top, matte black faucet and hardware, floating shelves compliment the Ikea Grimslov shaker style cabinets. The bar to the right is an Ikea shoe shelf which is low profile. Above it is a World Market mirror. We love the kitchen's warmth and personality especially with the original dark wood trim!

Another view of the kitchen towards the open dining room. Notice the vault and shiplap continues. 

Another view of the kitchen towards the open dining room. Notice the vault and shiplap continues. 

Another view of the bar and teal farmhouse island with walnut butcher block. The yellow barstools stand out and tie into the front door color and gold accents. 

Another view of the bar and teal farmhouse island with walnut butcher block. The yellow barstools stand out and tie into the front door color and gold accents. 

The hall bathroom has so much character using Spanish tile patterned floor tiles, white subway tiles with black grout, an ikea vanity, and a gold mirror. But what really makes the bathroom interesting is the original wood shiplap ceiling.  It was exposed since the drywall had fallen down.

The hall bathroom has so much character using Spanish tile patterned floor tiles, white subway tiles with black grout, an ikea vanity, and a gold mirror. But what really makes the bathroom interesting is the original wood shiplap ceiling.  It was exposed since the drywall had fallen down.

The sophisticated master bathroom is actually all new since we added a second bathroom in the existing house footprint.  We stole some room from the hall bath and the master bedroom. The banana leaf wallpaper is a bold statement, but it works so well with black hex floor tiles and original dark wood trim and doors (salvaged from the house).  Carrera marble and gold fixtures make the bathroom even more luxurious. 

The sophisticated master bathroom is actually all new since we added a second bathroom in the existing house footprint.  We stole some room from the hall bath and the master bedroom. The banana leaf wallpaper is a bold statement, but it works so well with black hex floor tiles and original dark wood trim and doors (salvaged from the house).  Carrera marble and gold fixtures make the bathroom even more luxurious. 

Another view of the master bathroom in this amazing bungalow.

Another view of the master bathroom in this amazing bungalow.

Traditional bungalow porch with thoughtful detailing and the American flag. This bungalow is an American Craftsman classic now!

Traditional bungalow porch with thoughtful detailing and the American flag. This bungalow is an American Craftsman classic now!

The master bedroom can accommodate a king size bed. The vaulted ceiling, chandelier, walnut floors, and dark wood trim add so much character and warmth to this amazing room.

The master bedroom can accommodate a king size bed. The vaulted ceiling, chandelier, walnut floors, and dark wood trim add so much character and warmth to this amazing room.

Another view of the master bedroom.  Elite Austin Staging provided the perfect staging for the exceptional room.  Notice the window bank with dark wood trim.

Another view of the master bedroom.  Elite Austin Staging provided the perfect staging for the exceptional room.  Notice the window bank with dark wood trim.

This room shows the beauty of the dark wood trim, new windows, walnut floors, original bronze hardware with (new) crystal door knobs, and natural light. 

This room shows the beauty of the dark wood trim, new windows, walnut floors, original bronze hardware with (new) crystal door knobs, and natural light. 

One of my favorite views from the living room into the open dining room and kitchen  showcasing the orgiinal wood arch.  Looking through the window, you will see the house Making Modern Home remodeled a few months ago. Check out the light fixture above the dining room table. It's from Pottery Barn Teen and I got from the outlet for just $70!  Elite Austin Staging did an amazing job perfectly capturing the feel of the home. 

One of my favorite views from the living room into the open dining room and kitchen  showcasing the orgiinal wood arch.  Looking through the window, you will see the house Making Modern Home remodeled a few months ago. Check out the light fixture above the dining room table. It's from Pottery Barn Teen and I got from the outlet for just $70!  Elite Austin Staging did an amazing job perfectly capturing the feel of the home. 

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Another view of the original wood archway. Notice the yellow front door and coat rack behind it.  The coat rack was made out of a piece ship lap and the mismatched door knobs (ceramic and metal) from the house originally.

Another view of the original wood archway. Notice the yellow front door and coat rack behind it.  The coat rack was made out of a piece ship lap and the mismatched door knobs (ceramic and metal) from the house originally.

The old door plates were reused, but the crystal knobs are new. We refinished the old doors. The banana leaf wallpaper is hand printed. 

The old door plates were reused, but the crystal knobs are new. We refinished the old doors. The banana leaf wallpaper is hand printed. 

The hallway is one of the most interesting areas of the Austin bungalow. The original shiplap and trim is showcased. My favorite flea market painting hangs in the hallway and brings all the colors together. 

The hallway is one of the most interesting areas of the Austin bungalow. The original shiplap and trim is showcased. My favorite flea market painting hangs in the hallway and brings all the colors together. 

One last picture of the happy front porch!

One last picture of the happy front porch!

This before pictures doesn't quite show the extremely poor condition of this "Tear Down".  The roof had sagged in many spot and trees limbs were sticking into the attic!

This before pictures doesn't quite show the extremely poor condition of this "Tear Down".  The roof had sagged in many spot and trees limbs were sticking into the attic!

The bathroom before was in terrible shape, but it was large enough that another bathroom could be added in the same approximate footprint by stealing a bit of space from the master bedroom.

The bathroom before was in terrible shape, but it was large enough that another bathroom could be added in the same approximate footprint by stealing a bit of space from the master bedroom.

So, yes it's a total wreck before, but could you see the potential?  I decided right then and there I would buy this house.  I wasn't going to let another developer tear it down.  Even though, admittedly it was all but falling down. 

So, yes it's a total wreck before, but could you see the potential?  I decided right then and there I would buy this house.  I wasn't going to let another developer tear it down.  Even though, admittedly it was all but falling down. 

The kitchen just needed a little paint right? 

The kitchen just needed a little paint right? 

The only good thing I could say about the master bedroom is that was just large enough that we could add a walk-in closet and 2nd bathroom when combined with some room we stole from the kitchen and hall bathroom.

The only good thing I could say about the master bedroom is that was just large enough that we could add a walk-in closet and 2nd bathroom when combined with some room we stole from the kitchen and hall bathroom.

Open House May 25th - 1930s East Austin Bungalow and New Build, PRE-MLS

You won't want to miss this open house at 2504 Willow St, Austin TX 78702. TOMORROW - Wednesday May 25th, 2016 from 6-8.  Realtors welcome.  Call or text 636.577.0822 to RSVP.  Or shoot me an email in the contact form.  TWO HOUSES!  Back house is an 850 SF, 2 bed, 2 bath with 1 car garage and roof top deck. Priced under 400k!  Brand new.  Front house is just under 2000 SF 3/2 with 2 living areas, loft, and 2nd story deck. We kept the 1930s bungalow and completed an incredible addition. This stunning move-up home is under 700k! Ask for Dana!  Great staging by Elite Austin!

Coming Soon - 2504 Willow B, Austin TX 78702 - 850 Square foot Alley House that makes the most of every inch.  2 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms, 18' ceilings, garage, and roof top deck. East Austin's finest small home!

Coming Soon - 2504 Willow B, Austin TX 78702 - 850 Square foot Alley House that makes the most of every inch.  2 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms, 18' ceilings, garage, and roof top deck. East Austin's finest small home!

1930s East Austin Bungalow with addition!  Some original wood trim. Pro images coming soon.

1930s East Austin Bungalow with addition!  Some original wood trim. Pro images coming soon.

New local hardwood Pecan floating shelves next to old 1930s brick chimney original to the bungalow!

New local hardwood Pecan floating shelves next to old 1930s brick chimney original to the bungalow!

Much better pictures coming soon.  But I needed to share this marble, black hex, walnut, and gold bathroom with you!

Much better pictures coming soon.  But I needed to share this marble, black hex, walnut, and gold bathroom with you!

New Renovation! East Austin Mid Century Modern Ranch

This 1960's ranch was reinvented by Making Modern Home.  Just completed and FOR SALE!  

Why I Haven't Posted in a While

Wow! There are so many projects wrapping up right now! Check back soon for lots of new before and after photos in May!  I can't wait to share them with you. 

East Austin Modern Farmhouse - Just Completed

...already under contract!  SEE MORE HERE. Making Modern home just completed this Modern Farmhouse in East Austin Texas, McKinley Heights neighborhood. Want to buy, sell, design, develop, or partner on more projects like this? Contact dana@makingmodernhome.com or 512.777.1234

Modern East Austin Farmhouse with Turquoise Aqua Door, black windows, white siding, dormers, and native grasses.

Modern East Austin Farmhouse with Turquoise Aqua Door, black windows, white siding, dormers, and native grasses.

Black and gold chandelier in dining room, white shaker cabinets, black hardware, blue and yellow Spanish cementi tile in modern kitchen, champagne bronze gold Delta Trinsic faucet.

Black and gold chandelier in dining room, white shaker cabinets, black hardware, blue and yellow Spanish cementi tile in modern kitchen, champagne bronze gold Delta Trinsic faucet.

Modern Living room with white oak floors, white walls, gray console, mid-century modern chair, aqua door, yellow barstools, West Elm sofa, Kilim pillow, and distressed coffee table. 

Modern Living room with white oak floors, white walls, gray console, mid-century modern chair, aqua door, yellow barstools, West Elm sofa, Kilim pillow, and distressed coffee table. 

Master bedroom with custom modern wallpaper accent.

Master bedroom with custom modern wallpaper accent.

Carrara Marble tile shower surround. Black hex tile. Gray vanity with Carrara marble top, wide spread faucet. White Oak mirror, Milan hardware. 

Carrara Marble tile shower surround. Black hex tile. Gray vanity with Carrara marble top, wide spread faucet. White Oak mirror, Milan hardware. 

White subway tile with gray grout, slate quartzite floors, modern gray vanity with Carrara Marble vanity top. 

White subway tile with gray grout, slate quartzite floors, modern gray vanity with Carrara Marble vanity top. 

White Grimslov Ikea cabinets with modern black hardware. Floating shelves. Modern Spanish tile kitchen. Black Eames Chairs. Delta Trinsic Champagne Bronze Gold Faucet. Gray taupe tile glass backsplash. 

White Grimslov Ikea cabinets with modern black hardware. Floating shelves. Modern Spanish tile kitchen. Black Eames Chairs. Delta Trinsic Champagne Bronze Gold Faucet. Gray taupe tile glass backsplash. 

Modern Farmhouse front porch with bell school house light fixtures, white large columns, black windows, and aqua door.

Modern Farmhouse front porch with bell school house light fixtures, white large columns, black windows, and aqua door.

SEE MORE HERE in the WORK section of Making Modern Home's Website.  

Wow! Mid century modern Cherrywood Ranch - Just Completed and FOR SALE!

I have wanted to remodel this home for over 3 years now!  Finally, the dreams came to fruition.  The end result is a stunning Mid Century Modern home that Making Modern Home designed, developed, and staged.  It's also for sale!  Give me a call at 512.777.1234 if interested, but act fast, this one will go quickly.  SEE MORE IMAGES HERE  Located in the heart of the Cherrywood, this 1950's home had great bones, but they were hidden under decades of neglect. After a thoughtful and full remodel, this modern ranch has come alive!  Now, this home epitomizes the Austin indoor-outdoor lifestyle.  The refinished white oak floors (and new floors in the kitchen to match) serve as a foundation for the other finishes in the home. The kitchen has Ikea Applaud cabinets (that look remarkably high end due to quality installation and planning) and shittake color Caeserstone countertops with a carerra marble backsplash, Completing the kitchen is the champagne bronze faucet and Bertazzoni range. The bathroom has brass fixtures, black hex tile floor, and carerra marble walls for a classic look that's still modern  The original interior doors were restored to bring much needed character to the home. We hope that our renovation and staging celebrates everything this home and neighborhood has to offer!  CHECK BACK SOON FOR BEFORE PICTURES.  Call me to arrange a viewing if you are interested in buying this home or one with potential to be like this one!  

3208 Cherrywood Austin Design and Staging, exterior Mid Century Modern porch, modest ranch
 
3208 Cherrywood Austin Mid Century Modern Kitchen with Bertazzoni range, shitake caeserstone countetops, carerra marble backsplash, floating shelves, white oak floors, brass faucet
3208 Cherrywood Remodel Mid Century Modern Design and Staging, Dining Room with Lindsay Adelman inspired hand built chandelier, Ikea Docksta table
3208 Cherrywood Mid Century Modern ranch porch Entry with tripod planter, stacked Texas stone, sunburst mirror, modern mailbox
3208 Cherrywood Austin Mid Century Modern Living room with white walls, FLOR carry a torch carpet tiles, West Elm sofa, vintage entertainment center, coffee table, and chair
3208 Cherrywood Austin Mid Century Modern Bedroom with cowhide rug, Ikea Nyvoll bed
3208 Cherrywood Austin Mid Century Modern Bedroom with restored door and vintage dresser
3208 Cherrywood Austin Ikea Applad cabinets, bertazonni range, floating shelves, cement tile
3208 Cherrywood Austin Mid Century Modern Classic bathroom with black hex tile floors, Ikea godmorgon highgloss white vanity, carerra marble tile walls, Kovacs brass light fixture
3208 Cherrywood Austin Mid Century Modern Dining Room
3208 Cherrywood Austin Classic modern White kitchen with Shitake Caeserstone, Carerra Marble Backsplash, Microwave shelf, Bertazonni range, Ikea Applad cabinets

Bold Choices for Mid Century Ranch - Urban Homestead on 1 acre

Making Modern Home is thrilled to just finish this stunning Mid Century Modern Ranch on one acre in South Austin.  Despite the fact that this home was an investment property (flip)  I made some bold design choices including the use of "cementi" tile for both bathroom floors, a graphic tile backsplash, and all brass or black hardware.  The end result is stunning!  See below for more detail on how to find brass drawer pulls for under $4!  

1909 stanley ave 78745 exterior mid century modern farm house urban homestead
1909 stanley ave 78745 austin mid century modern farmhouse urban homestead
1909 stanley ave 78745 austin mid century modern farmhouse urban homestead
1909 stanley ave 78745 austin midcentury modern farmhouse urban homestead
1909 stanley ave 78745 austin mid century modern farmhouse urban homestead
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Details make the difference - Restoring a 1930's Austin Bungalow

Here is one of my recent projects.  It really came down to the details.  By selecting era appropriate hardware paint colors, white hex tile flooring with black floret detail in the bathroom, and by taking out all the door hardware, stripping it, polishing it, fixing it, and re-installing it (big thanks to my carpenter who made this his labor of love) this Hyde Park Bungalow  became charming, neighborhood appropriate and appealing to buyers.  Check out the sweet bungalow front porch complete with a flag and fern.  More pictures at the WORK section of this website.

Restored vintage door hardware

Restored vintage door hardware

Vintage style cabinet pull on painted shaker cabinet and white penny tile

Vintage style cabinet pull on painted shaker cabinet and white penny tile

White hex tile with black florets in bathroom

White hex tile with black florets in bathroom

Austin Bungalow Hyde Park front porch with flag and fern and 5 color paint scheme.

Austin Bungalow Hyde Park front porch with flag and fern and 5 color paint scheme.

Making Modern Home on the NEWS about Permits in Austin

Here I am featured on KXAN news discussing Austin's tedious permit process!   They cut most of my content when I mentioned how I really feel :)  

The permitting and inspection process is daunting, time consuming, and expensive, but it is manageable.  Let me help you through it!

http://kxan.com/2014/04/10/building-permits-pour-in-as-austin-booms/

Modern Hacienda in South Austin 78745 - 6205 Waycross

JUST COMPLETED!  The design vision for this run down house in a quiet, traditional neighborhood was to create Modern Hacienda with a MINUSCULE Budget.  We achieved this by painting the reused cabinets a fresh green, pairing it with oak butcher block, using great looking warm laminate floors (seriously, they look amazing!), readily available lighting, and fresh trim.  The floorplan was unaltered.  We used a real carrera marble shower surround and honed green slate flooring. It just went on the market, but it's probably already pending because this modern hacienda is capturing so much buyer attention.  Photos by others.  Listed by Castle Hill Investments.  Contact me to view.  Do you want your house to look similar and have this much buyer appeal?  Contact me!

Fresh Green Cabinets, Oak Butcher Block, White subway with gray grout.

Fresh Green Cabinets, Oak Butcher Block, White subway with gray grout.

http://www.austinhomesearch.com/homes-for-sale/TX/Austin/78745/6205-Waycross-Dr-119189601#_

307 Thistlewood 78745 - Just Completed and For Sale!

Perfectly Vintage Modern.  We just finished the amazing transformation, and I am the listing agent (Lee Real Estate Services Inc, BROKER).   This house is filled with light, charm, and features.  Not your average flip.  Check out the salvaged bead board details, cherry butcherblock countertops, Ikea cabinets, GE Artistry appliances, Ikea farmhouse sink, aqua blue penny tile, and carerra marble shower surround.  This home is perfect for the new buyer!  Call 512.777.1234 today with questions or to see the property!  See more at the WORK section of my website!

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Finally Here...MCM South Congress 78704 Classic Modern Ranch

Here's that 3/2 "grandma's house" from my first blog post all finished up and ready for its Mid Century Modern spotlight!   We just finished this stunning remodel and made it feel like a bonafide MCM ranch. By painting the aluminum windows black and the brick a warm gray we achieved the striking Austin Classic Modern exterior. Hurry, offers are pouring in!  Listed by Castle Hill Investments   For more details, see Work section of my website.

See the listing here.

Looking to Remodel on the EAST SIDE on in Hyde Park?

We would love to get our hands on some East Side and Hyde Park remodels!   Let me know if you want a professional designer/contractor to remodel your home fully on Austin's East Side.  Dana@makingmodernhome.com.  We specialize in working with investors, so if you are looking to flip and have found the right property, rely on Making Modern Home's expertise to add value and get you top dollar!   We can list your property as Realtors too if needed or represent you during the purchase.

Looking for Pocket Listings in 78704 and 78745?

Our market in Austin is white hot right now. If you are looking for "Coming Soon" and "Pocket Listings" to beat the rush, contact me. Zilker, Barton Hills, Congress, Lamar, Manchaca...I have a lead on a few including one on a full ACRE!  512.777.1234 or better yet email dana@makingmodernhome.com

Just hit the Market - Latest Project, ZILKER, BARTON HILLS MCM

Making Modern Home and Redemption Home Solutions are collaborating on several projects right now and this is just one of many that we can't wait to share with you.  It's Mid-Century Modern, super close to the Broken Spoke, Barton Hills, Zilker, and South Lamar!  Listed by Castle Hill Investments.  http://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/2304-Westrock-Dr_Austin_TX_78704_M80397-96106   Check out the main gallery at www.makingmodernhome.com for more images.

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Sweet South Congress Ranch - Peaceful, yet Stylish! COMING SOON.

Exciting new project! This sweet 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom house with vaulted ceilings, 1 car garage, large trees and yard, is going to be great.  Peaceful neighborhood, but close to everything 78745 and 78704 have to offer.  The house will have just the right amount of quaint vintage charm but it will be warm modern (slighting MCM). Bamboo floors, colorful accents, stainless steel and cherry butcher block countertops, penny tile, salvaged wood details will make this house irresistible.  Yet the price should be accessible.  Since it is just south of Ben White, you will get a lot more for your money :)

COMING SOON...South Congress Hip Remodel

Actually, it's here!  I am not the listing agent, but I sure would like my project to "fly of the shelf".  115 Frederick, Austin TX 78704 is awesome and just off South Congress!  It is listed by Castle Hill Investments for $319,900.  Enjoy a few pictures below.  

Here is a link:  http://www.austinhomesearch.com/homes-for-sale/TX/Austin/78704/115-Frederick-St-109589469#_

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