First, let us start by saying "thank you" to everyone for all of your support through the process of the Richmond Rehabbers pilot launching on HGTV. We have felt so much love from local companies, friends, family, and fans far and wide and couldn't be more grateful, so thank you to all of you!
Now let's talk about the good stuff! This Colonial Revival Four Square on the Northside of Richmond is one of our favorites, and not just because its on HGTV. We were able to keep the exterior footprint of the home the same in the front, preserving the historic character. To modernize the home we updated the color palette, replaced the door and added new railings to the front stairs.
The entry features a custom built drop-zone using the mantel of the fireplace that once stood between the kitchen and the living room. While we weren't able to keep the original floors due to the floors between the kitchen and living room being uneven we were able to bring in solid oak floors that matched the original floors we were able to keep in the rest of the home.
We opened up the walls to create an easy flow between the dining, living, and kitchen areas. One of the things we were most excited about in this home was the ability to restore and re-install the original pocket doors between the dining room and living room.
As you may have heard in the episode the marble counters we ordered came in as granite counters. Since they had a similar look, were already cut, and still looked great the client decided to keep them. They ended up looking amazing in the home paired with the patterned backsplash behind the stove.
Did you guys know there's such a thing as the Richmond Rail? You probably heard Josh mention it in the episode. What makes a railing a "Richmond Rail" is the groove in the railing. That detail can be found in many Northside and Church Hill homes.
And last but not least, the master bathroom! This bathroom has some of the best repurposed pieces in it. The vanity is a piece we found on a trip to Birmingham, Alabama that Breese stumbled upon in a antique shop and had to have. We loaded it (with several other have-to-have pieces) into a U-haul and brought them home with us. We were thrilled to be able to use this unique piece in this hoe.
The reclaimed floating shelves were another big hit, especially with our team. They were built by Josh specifically to fit the open space in the bathroom; they help tie in the warmth of the floors with the rest of the bathroom. And while not reclaimed we are slightly obsessed with the navy penny tile on the shower floor. And that's a walk through The House on Richmond Rehabbers.