Before and after photos of a renovated 1965 home in Maplewood South (above) show how the transformation flipped not only the property but also its finishes, which deepened in tones and accents from light (top) to dark (above) as part of the overhaul. The property sold in November 2012 for $182,500. After its 3-month makeover, though, the home’s initial asking price is $334,000.
The new leaded-glass front door replaces the sidelight and adds a little ovality; there appears to be a new vinylity to the windows, too.
Carpeting left the building, even though it was all mighty nicely vacuumed. Here’s the living-to-dining room’s look before the work began . . .
. . . and now. Fewer muntins in the windows, too:
Here’s the back of the same room, as it was:
Renovations dropped the hallway wall to half-height and added some columns to open it up a bit:
This view looks from the old dining room toward the entry:
The to-the-ceiling brick fireplace, built-in shelving, and decorative beams from the earlier family room . . .
. . . got a new look, proportions, and palette:
That notched wall peeking into the kitchen of yore . . .
. . . lost its overhang to make a wider-looking passage into the kitchen’s breakfast area:
The former kitchen displayed whiter shades of pale, right down to the appliances on this wall of cabinetry of various shapes and sizes:
The 2013 version has dark cabinets with a more consistent vertical emphasis, stainless appliances, and a cantilevered countertop:
There used to be a cooktop with hanging cabinets separating the work area from the breakfast room:
Gone. Instead, the storage, food prep space, and appliances stick to the same plane:
Same room, looking toward the pre-reno dining room:
In the master bedroom, a built-in dressing table once marked the entry to the master bathroom:
By moving a wall, the new layout picked up extra space plus an entry that’s closer to flush with the wall . . .
Here’s the new bathroom, with double the sinkage and an oversize, step-in stone-tile shower:
Changes to the 3 secondary bedrooms include wooden floors and new doors. Out with the old:
In with the new:
This bedroom shows its closet:
Not too different now:
Another bedroom before . . .
. . . and after:
The 2,104-sq.-ft. home’s second-and-shared full bathroom started like this:
The redo bumped it up some:
In its previous configuration, this covered patio and walkway shaded much of the back of the home, which is on the east side of the 8,640-sq.-ft. lot west of Hillcroft and a bit south of Brays Bayou.
As redesigned, the patio is open to the sky. The walkway stayed, and it still leads to the 2-car detached garage:
New fence and landscaping, too:
- 9507 Braewick Dr. [HAR]