A Tiny 1897 Farmhouse gets a Face Lift

This tiny…and let me reiterate tiny, 119 year old farmhouse now located in the middle of a metropolitan area needed some love. I won't even mention how narrow and steep the staircase was, I should have taken a picture of those!

I love that these century old homes are being saved rather than being torn down. The best part of this renovation was that a newspaper from 1898 was found inside the wall!

But the house turned out super cute for a starter home, young professional, couple or small family. Sorry….it already sold.


A little drab….





A wonderful office now!





The ceiling needed a little attention.






And becomes a stunning Living Room.







The Dining Room wasn't real appetizing but it is now!
















The Master Bedroom needed some pizzazz.









The open air concept is not such a great idea in a bedroom….. 






But becomes an adorable kids room!






Caught in the act of demo day on this not so attractive bathroom.






Who wouldn't want this bathroom now!













The kitchen was a blast from the past. Look at that wallpaper. The new kitchen needs no words.



















I am so thrilled these century old homes are being saved! They are a part of our history plus have so much character.   



Shar Sitter, owner Rooms With Style Home Staging and Redesign Minneapolis MN.
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Shar is an award winning Designer and Home Stager and the owner of 'Rooms With Style' and the 'Certified Staging and Redesign Acadamy.' She has been in the design industry for over 25 years and her background includes studies in Interior Design as well as Horticulture to assist with your home’s curb appeal. Shar has a talent for taking simple things; placing them in their best light and making them shine. Another Sharlene from North Dakota, Shar and Sharlene knew they were destined to work together when they first met! She has been blogging here and helping bring out the best in the homes of Sharlene's sellers since 2011.

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