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When Dennis Hammett sold this 9th-floor Warrington condo to Douglas Bradford, it was dated and closed-off. But the views, they were spectacular. Today it is a completely different high-rise unit.

Personally, this story just amazes me. Designer Douglas Bradford bought this 9th-floor unit inside the Warrington just last year. While the interiors were dated and the rooms closed-off, Bradford saw the potential in the size of the unit and the amazing views offered by the three over-sized terraces.

And now Ebby Halliday Realtor Dennis Hammett — the same Realtor who sold Bradford the unit — is listing it again. However, this is far from the same high-rise, as Bradford has taken the entire unit to the studs and made it a swanky, luxurious home that will impress.

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Bradford wanted the kitchen to be the nexus of the unit, which completely transformed the feel of the space. Out came the peninsula and cabinetry.

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This tub was replaced with a far more sophisticated version that will allow you to soak in the water and the views at once.

Jump to see the photos of this fashionable unit after its transformation!

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Peeling, beige 1980s tile with thumb-width grout lines

Peeling, beige 1980s tile with thumb-width grout lines

In every other part of my home, there was zero I wanted to restore. Gut? Heck yeah! But not restore. It was closed off, boxy and an inefficient use of space. In addition, the original 1966 finish materials were, well … 1966 finish materials. Flocked and metallic wallpaper, crumbling cabinetry, age-stained tile, and crow’s foot plaster work coating … Every. Single. Wall. (A list of plaster texture horrors can be seen here)

So finally I have a restoration project: The patio! It was originally a beautiful 27’ long and 7.5’ deep open expanse until the previous owner cut it in two and enclosed half of it. The horrible, peeling beige-glazed tile with thumb-wide grout didn’t help.

After two years of penny-saving, the glass enclosure is now gone and the glass wall resealed. But this job almost didn’t happen.

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