Unique Details: After

Who: Katie B.
Where: Austin, TX

Our favorite things were the unique details that were original to the 1901 property and that we were able to bring into the 700-square-foot addition: glass transoms to match the original home, reclaimed heart-pine flooring in the addition to match the original floors, and the antique claw-foot tub in the master bath. We looked to unique sources for many of the materials; for example, we saved the original windows by using a local historic restoration company to rebuild them. Dealing with a landmarked property, we had to ensure that the Landmark Commission and our neighborhood association fully approved the project.

Who did the work: I did all the work myself
Cost: More than $100,000

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