Thursday, May 11, 2017

#tbt {The Nest}

The original post is from May 11, 2012, five years ago today. I do miss the ATL.

Sometimes I do miss my home in Atlanta. In the Fall of 2007, J & I set forth on an addition of a bedroom and adjoining bath in wasted attic space that we had no use of before. The area was simply blocked by a solid wall. If you look at the front of the house there was a functional window that led to nowhere. Making J change the flower boxes seasonally and hang Christmas finery, he noticed what he thought was abundant space in that enclosed area. We then set out to hire a contractor/carpenter to “break through” a linen closet outside the upstairs laundry room. Once he broke through (literally), it was evident to all that space was no issue.


I had the best time (maybe he did not think so) working with our contractor, Josh B of Burg Built and his masterful team. J & I outlined our vision, presented our vision boards, and set out to make this space a comfortable place.
The addition started off with breaking through the existing roof (while we were on vacation no less). This was the scariest part for us. Would the existing roof match the new one? How would this new addition affect the appearance of the front facade of our home which I liked so much?


From break through to completion, the room took what felt like a year but was approximately 2-3 months.












(This is what I consider the fun part, of course):
As you can see, the bedroom features include a window seat, built-ins, and great lighting sconces from Restoration Hardware. The bedding is Pottery Barn. The bed is an antique bed from an Atlanta Antique dealer no longer in business. The antique crystal chandelier was an antique find at Scott’s Antique Market in Atlanta. Drapes are custom made. Fabric is from Lewis & Sheron, Atlanta.





The adjoining bath features white subway tile, bead board, wainscoting, vintage hexagonal tile for the floor, rain shower, antique mirror used as a mirror for the medicine cabinet, sconces from Restoration Hardware, and a built in for towels and bath accessories.




I think the addition turned out beautifully. Do you? The room has forever been deemed “The Nest”.
The addition of the bedroom and bath certainly helped us in the resale of our home in the summer of 2008. I hope the present owners appreciate the room with a view.
Though living through an addition is never easy, the outcome was well worth it in more ways than one.
Upon leaving the job the contractor ended with newfound wisdom and the quote, “If I can please Ron, I can certainly please you!” LOL. Yes! I expect perfection. He even felt that might be a great new sign for his business. Haha!

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  1. Good evening, Ron! I so remember this post about the Nest. I think it turned out great, and I would miss it, too. But, you have moved on in life, and you and J have transformed your Perrier abode. Have a great evening! Cheers! xoxo

  2. What a wonderful additional to your home. Love everything that you did to make it so beautiful. Bet it was hard to leave, but I do like your home in New Orleans very much. Enjoy your weekend.


  3. I don't remember seeing this post before. That turned out to be a wonderful addition. I can imagine you do miss that home. I know you showed how beautiful the landscaping was before. We added on the big living room starting in Dec. 1995 and finished in April 1996. I enjoyed the process but it did get taxing at times- especially the kitchen remodel. You two did very well finding another beautiful new home in NOLA to live in. Cheers to a great weekend!

  4. A beautiful home, indeed! I don't recall seeing this post in the past so I'm glad you shared it again. The addition turned out perfectly!


  5. That gave new meaning to "raising the roof". Gorgeous bedroom and bathroom added to the home...every detail is just perfect. I don't think I've seen you do anything decor wise and say, "what was he thinking?".

  6. What a great addition and good use of new found space! You were using subway tile before it became so popular too! It's no surprise that it helped your resale.

  7. Oh boy, Ron, I can certainly appreciate all the sentiment in this post. We are at the end of twelve continuous weeks of remodeling, most of which has been in the master bathroom. It has been a test of many things - patience, privacy, and perfection (we're the same as you!), not to mention $$. Your addition turned out wonderful.

  8. Ron, it's fun to look back at major accomplishments. The addition turned out terrific. I know you enjoyed this space.


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