We bought our house in Astoria because it had a number of very nice original features – original ship-lap siding, staircase, some windows and doors, high ceilings, wood floors (fir we think) and others. With that said, over the years there have been a number of “upgrades” that need to be corrected.
Together with our planner/designer/carpenter (full disclosure here – he is also our son) we decided to start with the second floor restoration.
First, we set up the downstairs as a one bedroom/studio apartment.
Then we planned the upstairs.
Here are some “before pictures” of the upstairs … note the swirly ceilings, old sheet rock over ???, painted paneling, and painted wood floors.
One “interesting” upgrade on the second floor is a GIANT bathroom. Previous owners took one of three original bedrooms and put in a large bathroom. My grandmother did the same thing with her old house back in the 1930s ish.
THE PLAN… our designer came up with a new floor plan for the second floor. It includes three bedrooms a master bathroom and a hallway bathroom for the other two bedrooms. Next stop – Town Hall and a building permit…