OCT 8th

Arborway Project Reveal

Amy Vermillion Interiors- Arborway Project

We recently had an unique opportunity to “flip” a house for a long time client.  For those of you who aren’t familiar with the Charlotte neighborhood, Foxcroft; it’s a beautiful, pastoral place filled with gorgeous homes of all styles and ages.  Before the downturn, developers were bulldozing the old gems and and putting up large scale homes which unfortunately in some cases, didn’t fit the lot or the homes that surrounded them.

So when my client approached me with the idea of designing and renovating a home in Foxcroft as an investment, I was pretty excited.  The whole idea was to keep the lovely lines and most of the footprint of this older home but completely gut the inside to bring it up to a modern family’s needs.

Nicely enough, I have done several large scale design and renovation projects for this client and he gave us free reign to make the design decisions.  I am super fortunate to have a great team who I depend on heavily to not only execute the ideas but also to help in the areas of what’s possible and what’s not.  It was a challenge at times–as it always is when taking apart a house, but in the end we love the way it turned out.  It’s going on the market this week–and while I’m happy to see it completed, the end of a project is always a little bittersweet for me.  Fortunately, we are starting several more projects so there’s always something to look forward to!

Here is the before and the partial after:

Amy Vermillion Interiors- Arborway Project We added a vault in the entry and a second story on the back of the house.  And I updated the paint which made a tremendous difference.

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A before of the kitchen:

Amy Vermillion Interiors- Arborway Project

And the after:  I chose Carrera for the counters and backsplash.

Amy Vermillion Interiors- Arborway Project

Another before of the kitchen:

Amy Vermillion Interiors- Arborway Project

The after- we made a range wall and wrapped the cabinets around the corner.

Amy Vermillion Interiors- Arborway Project

Amy Vermillion Interiors- Arborway Project

I designed a cabinet (straight ahead) with pewter trellis mesh over antiqued mirror to add a little unexpected glam to the drop zone.  It’s a great place for mail, charging station etc.

The glass cabinets provide tons of pretty storage with drawers below.

Amy Vermillion Interiors- Arborway Project

I am loving banquettes for dining these days, so we decided to put in one with very functional drawers under the seating:

Amy Vermillion Interiors- Arborway Project

Here are selections from a planning meeting–(pardon my Siggi’s and coffee cup- it was an early one)!

Amy Vermillion Interiors- Arborway Project

Here is the marble herringbone floor going into the Guest Bath downstairs:

Amy Vermillion Interiors- Arborway Project

 

This was the old Master Bath.

Amy Vermillion Interiors- Arborway Project

We decided to take it and use for the Master Bedroom:

Amy Vermillion Interiors- Arborway Project

Here is a close up of the new cabinet I designed for the Master Bedroom:

Amy Vermillion Interiors- Arborway Project

This was a bedroom that we used for the new Master Bath:

Amy Vermillion Interiors- Arborway Project

During- the shower goes into the new Master Bath:

Amy Vermillion Interiors- Arborway Project

The new Master Bath After: I wish you could see the basket weave marble floor in the shower- it’s adorable.

Amy Vermillion Interiors- Arborway Project

A cramped former closet became this:

Amy Vermillion Interiors- Arborway Project

The entry foyer felt small to us–so we added a vault with a large window.

Amy Vermillion Interiors- Arborway Project

The after:

Amy Vermillion Interiors- Arborway Project

I love the way this turned out–the simple addition of moulding made all the difference!

Amy Vermillion Interiors- Arborway Project

The family room during–

Amy Vermillion Interiors- Arborway Project

The family room after-

Amy Vermillion Interiors- Arborway Project

One of my favorite spaces is the stairway.  Maybe because there wasn’t one at all before or maybe because I love the shiplap and the small desk area/bookcase at the top of the stairs.

Here’s are two stages of during:

Amy Vermillion Interiors- Arborway Project

Here’s the After:

Amy Vermillion Interiors- Arborway Project

A during at the top of the stairs:

Amy Vermillion Interiors- Arborway Project

The shiplap goes in:

Amy Vermillion Interiors- Arborway Project

The After: I would have loved this little nook as a kid–a great spot to read.

Amy Vermillion Interiors- Arborway Project

We widened the doorway from the Dining Room to the Kitchen:

Amy Vermillion Interiors- Arborway Project

The After- Dining Room: I’m crazy about the Visual Comfort Chandelier.

Amy Vermillion Interiors- Arborway Project

I personally would love to live here- the bones of the old house are still there– but we just freshened her up and gave her a new life.  I’m looking forward to seeing who moves in…the only thing missing is a the love of a family.

To see the entire house- take the virtual tour.

If you would are interested in buying this house, contact Eric Gamble…one stipulation is that you invite us over for a visit!

Professional pictures courtesy of Eric Gamble -HM Properties 

 

 

 

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20 Responses to Arborway Project Reveal

  1. BRAVO Amy – nothing short of AMAZING! I love the way the stove is in the middle of that wall with two ways in and out of the kitchen. LOVE all of it!

  2. FABULOUS job Amy!! Great choices- clean, crisp and fresh! Just what a buyer would want. Love the antique mirror with the wire. The lot is great. xoxo, K

  3. Geoffrey says:

    A truly beautiful renovation indoors and out! Congratulations, Amy

  4. Rosine Hodges Downs says:

    Love the total transformation of this home…. what a classic! Great selections for any new homeowner— would you share the wood/stain on the floors please? thank you

  5. Lindsay Bingham says:

    Aims! This turned out absolutely amazing! You always know how to bring timeless design to any home and add your personal stamp in the details!

  6. Amy,
    I had to create a new pinterest board for Before/after just for THIS house! Amazing! I seriously cannot get over how the exterior transformed from dated ranch to gorgeous! I think I want to move to Charlotte!
    xo
    annie

  7. Thank you dear Sherry!!! XOXOX

  8. Great work!!! Thanks for sharing this before and after pics it helps us to find out the change in modifications. Especially the transformation of the kitchen, truly awesome.

  9. Amy says:

    Thanks very much Catherine! I love all of the V/C we put in the house! Thanks for reading!

  10. Amy says:

    Thank you Christina- it is Carerra marble.

  11. Amy says:

    Hi Julie
    Thanks much- yes they are overlay cabinets but the panel we used is very simple so it gives the idea of an inset door. Hope that helps.

  12. Amy says:

    Thank you Julie, we have a lot of interest :)

  13. Amy says:

    Thanks much for commenting fellow Vermylen! I have never seen it spelled that way – very cool!

  14. Thanks Lisa!!! We have some interested parties so I am very excited! XO

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