I sold my beloved home in May and have been keeping my eyes peeled for little cottage with a yard where my baby, pets, and I could call home. My eyes are still peeled – as I’m sure you’re aware, it’s a crazy market with limited inventory and high prices. However, I did come across this little gem with the help of a friend with an eye and impeccable taste.
Listed at $400,000, it’s above my limit for a fixer-upper at this point, but my oh my the visions I have for this sweet cottage.
3715 Miles St. is located on the edge of West Highland Park. Well, maybe more like off Lemmon Ave. It’s being sold as a tear down with the value in the land, as new houses and multi-family living are going up around it. But it hurts my heart to think of this precious cottage being torn down.
I know it needs work. Ok, a LOT of work. But I have a vision for this home.
First of all, this screened in porch. SWOON. I see wicker furniture in fabulous Lee Jofa fabric. Cold iced tea. Fresh lemon wedges. Are you with me?Follow me inside.
Built in 1927, this 1,472 sq. ft. home has too die for old cottage-style wood floors. Yes, they need work, but they are great bones!
These wood floors painted in white or cream is my vision. And if I have a nanny watch the baby, there’s a great DIY article to make it a project! Just imagine the possibilities:
And the molding and doors in this house. They are just perfect! Details you just don’t see in new construction.
And let me not leave out the claw-foot bath tub! SUPER SWOON!
Put some hexagonal white marble tiles on the floor and white lacquered bead-board walls and I am ready to soak!
And folks, this kitchen.
You may not see it, but I just know with whitewashed wood plank floors, custom toile chinoiserie cabinet fabric, a white farmhouse sink, and new appliances it would be magazine worthy!
I think this fabric would keep it light and airy.
This dishwasher would be perfect!
Add a little, high-end white gas range with oven and you’re ready to cook!
A white picket fence and rose garden? Yes please!
Now, who wants to help fund this little dream project?