While the Meadow Arbor project is making its way toward the finish line over in San Antonio, Sue Ann and Lee’s business, Hermits’ Rest Enterprises, is planning to start its next renovation, the house just to the north of the Cameron offices. Today we’re sharing some of the “before” pictures on that one, just so it will be clear where we are starting! The renovation begins this week.
This is an old (20s or 30s) pier-and-beam house on a main road. It has two bedrooms and one bathroom, and a cozy living/dining area. It has a screened-in front porch that will stay, but the collapsing afterthought back porch must go! Next to the house is a large, but crumbling, garage and former laundry area, which also may be history.
What we hope to do with the house is remove the wall that forms a hallway connecting the two bedrooms and bathroom. This will make the living area much larger and more open concept, which even in small town USA, people love. It turns out the wall is load bearing, but won’t be too hard at all to remove and replace with a beam.