“Attics have always been one of our favorite things. Maybe because it’s unexpected, a final cherry on top, a surprise at the very end of the home experience.”
And so of course, this home had a very special place in our hearts- because it had an attic.
My dad runs a renovation company called The Greater Purpose Team. They rock. And they go for functional, beautiful spaces with a big wow factor. Chris and I are like bookends for what their company does. We help purchase homes and we help with the final selling.
After the team at The Greater Purpose had dreamed and worked their tails off, Chris and I stepped in to help with the staging. Staging is basically a way to allow people to visualize living in the house that they are thinking about buying. We bring in furniture and décor and we make everything look like a home. Our mission, right along with the Greater Purpose team is to create a home, not just another cool house.
So that’s what we did. What we love about working in old homes is the character that we find in them. Sometimes it’s what we think we’ll find, other times it’s completely unexpected and we take a risk in keeping it raw and original.
As we staged this lovely little house- we focused on the details. Details like intentionally placed art, unique pieces that fit the uniqueness of this house and pops of color against the light, white, airy walls.There were a lot of decisions to make staging this home. But we went for functional and gorgeous, drawing serious inspiration from this quote by William Morris,
“Have nothing in your house that you do not know to be useful or believe to be beautiful.”
Yup, that’s what we did. A few days later we hosted an Open House for all our Lancaster City peeps. And apparently someone else caught the vision of this lovely little space, and they decided they wanted to call it home foreva and eva.
It’s a good thing, I don’t live here. Pretty sure if I got to spend my life in this house, I’d never want to leave it.
Renovated by The Greater Purpose Team
Staged by The Chris & Claude Co.
Photographed by Maddie Broderick
The place where one lives their life (ie. eats, sleeps,
plays, entertains, works, laughs, hugs, cries, rests,
wakes up every morning ready to take on the world.)