1909 Thomas Ave

1909 THOMAS AVENUE | Ali Anastasia and John Dietsche

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As first-time homebuyers, Ali and John were thrilled to call this 1922 craftsman-style bungalow charmer their own. With original hardwood floors, thick window and door moldings, craftsman-style pillars and dark stained interior doors, the home has unique character. A second floor built about 12 years ago added a master suite with adjacent office/nursery. Exposed beams and perfectly situated nooks and built-ins completed this once two-bedroom bungalow into a three-bedroom, three-bath home.

Prior to moving in last February, John and Ali completely gutted and updated the kitchen. They expanded the entrance to the dining room to create an open and inviting floor plan with a line-of-sight going from the front door back to the kitchen. To keep the kitchen bright and welcoming Ali and John chose white shaker cabinets, marble countertops and beveled subway tile. To warm it up, they installed a pine tongue in groove ceiling and stained it to maintain its natural color. The ceiling was the perfect final finish to bring warmth and texture into the couple’s new bright white kitchen. They refinished the hardwood floors throughout the main level with a darker stain to give more contrast.

As seen throughout, their home highlights their love of white, clean lines with pops of texture and color accents all while trying to maintain the original character of this charming home.

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