Sarah and Alex Wheat found their dream home in Wilmore more than a year ago. At the time, the bungalow was in disrepair, but the couple spent a year bringing out its 1930s charm and adding their own flair. This is our winner for best before and after.
Who: Sarah and Alex Wheat
The home: 2,100 square feet, 3 beds, 2.5 baths
Style in 3 words: “Thrifted-minimalist, nerdy, zen”
Biggest splurge: “The front door, handcrafted by Shed Brand Studios, was our biggest splurge. We needed something that would fit with the historic character of the neighborhood while making a statement of its own with simple, timeless design.”
Why they love the home: “In an era of McMansions and sprawling suburbs, the house has a modest footprint at just over 2,000 square feet, yet every inch is planned out thoughtfully to accommodate a modern family of five.
“There are times, almost a year later and most likely over a glass of wine, where my husband and I look at each other and say, ‘Were we totally insane when we bought this place? Although I was too scared to walk upstairs (and our youngest cried on the front porch) the first time we viewed it, our home ‘spoke’ to me; I knew it was the one.” – Sarah Wheat, homeowner
Photos courtesy of/by Kelsey Kline Photo + Design