We’re suckers for old Craftsman-style homes! Built in 1915 at the height of the Craftsman period, this one in listed for sale in Nashville, Tennessee grabbed our attention with it’s entirely original exterior and completely updated interior.
Nashville’s relatively moderate climate allows this homey front porch to be used frequently. The whole street is full of similar “front porch” homes, and many of them have been restored.
Open the door and you’re greeted by the remodeled interior. They’ve modernized and opened things up quite a bit, but have kept much of the character of the Craftsman style.
It’s tough to remodel a house where the original floor plan separated all the rooms without making it look too open, but they’ve done a great job here of it here. The new half-wall is just enough separation between the living room and kitchen.
The best details of the original home are obvious here. The original woodwork would have been stained dark – painting everything brightens the dining room considerably!
The stairway, with winders on the landing, was updated with a new stain color to go with the theme of the remodeling.
It’s interesting to see such “modern” cabinet doors and pulls in a Craftsman home where you might expect something more “period”. But it works, as does the mixture of dark and white cabinets.
Ceiling beams like these probably wouldn’t have been original Craftsman details, but we like how they give the otherwise bland ceiling in the master bedroom character. We also noticed the new wood flooring in the living room and kitchen extends right into the master.
The master bath is narrow, but the big mirror helps create an illusion of more space. Big rectangular floor tiles and smooth modern cabinet faces are a great update. You can glimpse the updated shower reflected in the mirror.
So we’ve been talking about a visit to Nashville for a long time now, maybe next summer? When we go, we’re definitely going to check out this part of town!