Friday, July 8, 2011

Downtown house - On the Market

I know what you are thinking.  If she is trying to sell the house why start with the before picture?  Well, I'll tell you.  This was a sad little house in the middle of town - in a great neighborhood (poor neighbors, right?) exactly one year ago.  Jace and I immediately saw this house's potential.  If you have been driving by this house for years on your way to Little League or dropping kids off at school - you probably never noticed it or if you did it just made your heart sad.



Is your heart singing now?  A happy song?  

After lots of work this sad little house is now adorable with it's laid back, California cool charm.

And just like the exterior, the inside was in desperate need of a make over.
And a make over it got.

We tore down walls, bumped out closets, and ripped out the fireplace to make room for our new living room.

We should all quit lying to ourselves.  We live on our computers these days.  We can't bank, cook, decorate, blog, shop, or communicate without them.  Every house I touch I plan for an office space.  Even my little houses.  I love the function of this space.

The only thing in good shape when we bought this house was the kitchen cabinets.  We savaged all we could, rearranged, and painted them.

Inspiration for the kitchen was found here.

Just know that nothing was left untouched or undone.  Jace did the hard work for you.

We have loved living in our little downtown house.  We absolutely love the location (kids walk to and from school!).  We absolutely love the neighbors.  We will be sad to leave it all. 

But we have another house calling our names.  Another sad house in need of our services.

The Baums are moving on.  Again.

My downtown house is for sale.  Spread the word.  Come enjoy small town life in this charming, perfectly priced house.

Click here or email here for more info.


  1. Ummm WOW! Love all of it, but we've been working on our curb appeal recently too - so that exterior transformation is fantastic! (We used board and batten as well) Great work... I'll be following along with your blog now for sure! :)

  2. What an adorable little house and fantastic job with re-doing it all. It looks great! :)

  3. That is a great price! This beautiful house is making me want to move to AZ!

  4. I recognized the signature, "Lettered Cottage," look immediately. Well done. I'm here from the blog, Better After. Thanks for sharing this amazing transformation. Oh, and the office space is genius!

  5. Such a wonderful job! I really like the kitchen counters--so beautiful! Good luck with your next project.

  6. Wow - that price is insane(ly low). Where I'm from (Norway) that money would get you NOTHING - tiny flats go for between 2 and 3 times that much money. Great job on the remodelling, and good luck on your next project :)

    Mari Ann

  7. That is amazing! It looks a million times better! I wish I could move to warm Arizona than live in cold Idaho (although I do love Idaho summers!) Really amazing!

  8. Amazing job! Here from Better After.

  9. Im here via Better After. My best Friend used to live in your home when i was in High School!! What a SMALL world:) I always thought it had potential and am so happy ppl like you and your husband can remake homes and make them beautiful again:) Im so glad i found your blog!

  10. Lindsay:
    Your house looks amazing. I rode my bike down to the beach this weekend and every house I passed, I thought to myself "wow, Lindsay did a way better job at California cool than these people did" :) I love it, and I would totally live in it!!!

  11. You did such a great job on this house!! Such beautiful curb appeal! The kitchen is fabulous!