From top left: Custom Art; Ada Media Cabinet, 57st. Design; Flip Clock, Schoolhouse; Classic Books and Modern Art Prints, Book/Shop; Flat Panel with Handle Kitchen Cabinets, Form Kitchens; The Oslo Tower, Audwell; Spanish Oil Pitcher, Schoolhouse; Professional Plus 48-inch Dual Range by Ilve, Appliances Connection; Crue Faucet, Kohler.
So the Joneses did everything they could to change the homeowner’s mind. “We just kept trying to be squeaky wheels—calling, texting,” recalls Amanda. Eventually he caved, letting them craft their own contract and walk away with the house for what they considered a bargain.
But good luck only gets you so far. What they initially thought would be more of a cosmetic refresh—replacing wallpaper and a standard ’90s-style kitchen—became a gut renovation that revealed increasing levels of complexity with each aesthetic undertaking, as well as evidence of a structure that wasn’t professionally built yet was, miraculously, still standing. “The beams in the ceiling were held together with tin cans,” says Amanda, who thankfully has a sense of humor about the mess now. “The foundation had to be lifted, and all the windows were cracked; the deck had been resting on pillars of rocks and bricks. The house was literally falling apart.”
Handmade Table; Windsor Chair, Hedge House; Stairway White Wall- Mounted Bookcase, CB2; Shelby Mod Pendant Lamp, Schoolhouse.