Our 100 Year Old House

I thought it would be fun to share with you our house “pre-listing listing”! We are on to another project! Yay! I’m excited, my husband… well… he’s a good sport to go along with it all. 😉 Here is our 100 year old house, completely renovated and all ready for a new owner! So… if you or you know someone that is looking to move to our wonderful growing town in NW Wisconsin, contact me… (buyer’s agents welcome too!) Get in a pre-list offer quick!! (before we actually list with the realtor) Our 100 Year Old House prelisting listing

If you’ve been following my site for a while, you may recognize some of the projects from these pictures… Some things have changed even a little bit more since then as well. Here’s the ‘pre-listing’ listing:

1905 classic home, fully renovated, now for sale.

3-5 Bedroom, 2 1/2 bathroom, 3300 square feet, 2 car attached garage, original carport, full basement, brick storage shed, stamped concrete front drive and walkway.

Email today if you’re seriously considering a move and we can set up a showing! Our 100 Year Old House prelisting listing

Classic turn of the century home full of character and charm, completely renovated with modern high-end amenities and mechanics.

This 1905, 4-5 bedroom, 2.5 bath home has just gone through a total renovation. I’m a designer that loves the character older properties can offer, but also love the luxuries of modern amenities.  Therefore, during the renovation process we were meticulous about maintaining all the charming character and original woodwork of this classic structure, yet totally renovated and replaced all the mechanics, electrical, wiring and plumbing. A high-efficiency boiler, water heater, and top of the line water softener all are new as of this total renovation. (as well as completely renovating all 3 bathrooms and the large kitchen… but we’ll get into that a little further down)

This house is extremely well insulated. When the house was renovated, no expense was spared for a super efficient high-end boiler and water heater. The combination give you a unique feature for an older home… It’s tight and snug and inexpensive to heat! The natural gas cost for this 3300 square foot house for the last 12 months combined was $813… And that includes the gas for the water heater too! (That’s an average cost of around $68 a month… and includes the heat and hot water)

Another feature that was added in the renovation was a high-efficiency Lopi wood burning fireplace insert that fit perfectly in the original fireplace opening in the living room.

The renovation included finishing the third floor attic space… before it was a large mostly unused space, with only the original maid’s room, but wait til you see it now!

Here’s a quick walk-through of this 3-5 bedroom, 2 1/2 bathroom home: (we use it as a 3 bedroom, the other 2 bedrooms, one on the main level is our home office, and the other bedroom, which could be a 5th bedroom is in the attic, and we use it as a sewing/craft room.)

On the main level… Our 100 Year Old House prelisting listing

The open stairway is a stunning architectural feature in the front living room. Our 100 Year Old House prelisting listing

On the opposite side of the room of the staircase, the living room has beautiful original built-in bookcases and leaded glass windows flank the fireplace. Our 100 Year Old House prelisting listing

The fireplace is a new Lopi high-efficiency wood burning fireplace.

The details of the space make a beautiful classic statement… the original woodwork freshly painted white, the cove moulding, ceiling medallions and bird’s eye maple floors. Our 100 Year Old House prelisting listing

The spacious dining room dances with rainbows from the sunlight streaming through the large leaded glass East facing  bay window in the morning. Our 100 Year Old House prelisting listing

The wonderfully large built-in hutch is a visual feature as well as useful storage space. Our 100 Year Old House prelisting listingFreshly renovated, the kitchen with it’s white cabinetry features a farmhouse sink, Our 100 Year Old House prelisting listing

a second bar sink, stainless appliances, granite counters, and a newly re-opened original 2nd back stairway.

The walk-in pantry has lots of storage shelves, and a sweet window to offer natural light. Our 100 Year Old House prelisting listing

Beyond the kitchen is the large sunny breakfast room / family room which has a sliding door that leads to the private courtyard, patio and backyard. Our 100 Year Old House prelisting listing

Another room on the main floor is a home office (or could be a bedroom), which has built-in storage, as well as a large walk-in closet with a transom window over the closet door, and wonderful large windows.

On the 2nd level… Our 100 Year Old House prelisting listing

This floor includes 3 spacious bedrooms, 2 baths and a laundry room, a large 3 season sunroom, plus a huge hallway built in linen closet space! Our 100 Year Old House prelisting listing

The gorgeous master en-suite (totally renovated) with 2 huge closets, Our 100 Year Old House prelisting listing

has a master bathroom which now features classic marble tile, a double vanity, Our 100 Year Old House prelisting listing

an antique stained glass interior window detail dividing the water closet from rest of bathroom, and a stunning walk-in shower. Our 100 Year Old House prelisting listingThe other 2 bedrooms on the 2nd level each have their own character,  with wonderful large windows and all with the original wide baseboard and trim. Our 100 Year Old House prelisting listing

The 2nd level also has a sunny surprise of a large 3 season sunroom with original wood floor, lap siding and beadboard walls and ceiling.

The 3rd Floor… 

When we renovated and finished the attic space, we started by having the insulation company insulate it with closed cell spray foam insulation in the entire vaulted ceiling and walls prior to sheetrocking. Our 100 Year Old House prelisting listing

The attic now boasts a large family room, playroom or sitting room space, an exposed brick chimney, a vaulted ceiling with exposed beams, as well as many built-ins. Our 100 Year Old House prelisting listing

The attic still maintained every detail of the original maid’s room, (bedroom or sewing room) carefully working around the original plaster walls and wide beautiful baseboard and original wood floor (even the original green trim color was color matched for a fresh coat) to add the modern wiring and heating. This is such a happy room with a whole wall of windows.

The basement…

This house has a full basement with additional laundry facilities, utilities and lots and lots of clean, dry storage space. Part of the renovation process was having the insulation company line the inside of the basement walls with a type of rigid foam insulation that is a prefinished white surface. The basement floor is now covered with garage floor click together tiles creating a nice clean modern feel to this space.

The Exterior… Our 100 Year Old House prelisting listing

The front of the house has a welcoming large front porch (new composite decking floor)  has the original carport to welcome visitors on a custom pressed cobblestone style drive and walk. Our 100 Year Old House prelisting listing

Almost hidden from the street, the 2nd concrete driveway leads around to the back of the house to the 2 car attached garage.

Some of the outside renovation projects features are a white privacy fence surrounding the yard creating a quaint setting with a screened gazebo, perennial gardens, huge brick patio and courtyard and a vintage style iron fence and arbor defining the front yard. Our 100 Year Old House prelisting listing

Be sure to check out this page to see many of these renovation projects ‘in action’: Our 100 Year Old House

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If you have questions about this property or are seriously considering a move here to call this 100 year old home yours, feel free to email me.

This post is also on these other sites: DIY Showoff, Between Naps on the Porch, Coastal Charm, Skip to my Lou, My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia, StoneGable, HomeStories A to z , A Stroll Thru Life, Savvy Southern Style, My Repurposed Life, DIY Dreamer, Yesterday on Tuesday, Pocketful of Posies, My Thrift Store Addiction, The Charm of Home, Design, Dining & Diapers, Too Much Time on My Hands, French Country Cottage, Chic on a Shoestring

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  1. brenda says

    oh this could be my absolute dream home. you have done a fantastic job of maintaining a cozy homey welcoming look while updating everything. congratulations !! It will be interesting to watch your switch to a different style project. even though it might not be my “cup pf tea” I have found your projects and the explanations of the how and materials are still quite educational and adaptable. THANK YOU

    • Liz says

      Brenda, thank you so much! It really means a lot to me to hear you say my tutorials and instructions are helpful! That’s why I write a DIY and decorating blog. Over the years of decorating I’ve come across so many people that were stifled and scared from decorating their places, just not knowing where/ how to start. Thank you for your comment… and for following along! And yes, when this 100 year old house sells, we have a very different project to tackle. 😉

  2. Lynn Peterson says

    You could spend a day in each room just admiring the features and what Liz has added-each room sings and zings with whimsy and wonder!
    It’s a house you totally try to imagine yourself in and how you would tuck yourself into each cozy corner.

  3. Donnamae says

    You really do have a lovely home Liz! I’m sure it will sell fast! Now I’m curious as to your next project….can’t wait! 😉

  4. Pinky says

    WOW, what an amazing job you have done! The house is gorgeous and anyone would be lucky to grab it! I hope you get a pre listing offer soon!!!

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