When it comes to homes, there is nothing more fascinating than inspiring before and after transformation stories. Being that I have so many wonderful clients around the country with interesting stories I have decided to share some of these with you.
This is a classic one. Here is what this Burbank California property looked like when Mark and Lori Rolph, purchased it a few years ago. Being the owners of MCR Construction, Inc., a company with a reputation for its creative design flair and building finesse, they were fortunately well qualified for the task ahead.
|The property when first purchased — in it’s house-wreck state.|
As you can see here, they built up from the general footprint of the home, making the most of their corner lot, nestled under the Verdugo Mountains.
|Building up from the former footprint of the home|
|The vaulted ceiling taking shape|
And here is the AFTER view! This is the portrait I completed of the house three months ago. Take a moment to appreciate the amazing craftsmanship that went into constructing the roof, the chimney, the entrance door — not to mention the stunning gate and exterior wall!
|The AFTER view – and now a work of art!|
Here are just a couple of the really cool features inside. The hand-painted vaulted ceiling serves as the center piece of the living room.
|The living room|
Mark and Lori cleverly utilized every square foot to make their home aesthetic, spacious and inviting. The use of this spiral staircase is one such way — and yes, that is a tree you see growing up inside the staircase!
|A tree grows up this spiral staircase!|
I would like to thank Mark and Lori for having such an art inspiring home and for letting us peak inside. I hope you have enjoyed this story. Remember, I always love to get your feedback. Perhaps you have a before and after story you would like to share?
Cheers and all the best for the coming year ahead. Let’s make it a great one!