THE STORY OF HOW A PRINCE STREET ROWHOME GOT HER WINGS
(in the form of a renovation boasting green cabinets, a blush toilet & a *scarily* bold color palette)
But for real, when Prince Street came on the market, we weren’t really looking to buy – but Chris’s brother was.
We walked through the house with him…
The price was right, the potential was WAY right & there was the knowledge that: even if it wasn’t in the hottest part of town, Lancaster is advancing fast & we felt the value of this house would be worth it for him in a few years.
Jeremy ended up deciding not to buy it after all – and by that time, we had our hearts all entwined & deciding to do it ourselves.
The house had solid bones when we purchased it – all the while very aware that everything needed to be gutted & reinvented.
This one was going to be in our hands for a few years & so we could try a few crazier things! It’s hard to pin-point the style for Prince Street. The word “colorful” comes to mind. *eh heh*
We decided to go bold, inspired by a few color blocking photos I had saved in my archives for the past few years.
Basically, the design inspiration for Prince Street came from a bit of a reactionary stance: “HORRAY I don’t have a “future homeowner” to worry about scaring off with too much color, so HERE GOES.”
But my absolute favorite is the kitchen. The deep greens & dark tiles & solid wood shelving & green trailing plant (Jeremy, if you are reading this….WATER THE PLANT PLZ!).
Also. Original wood floors throughout the house was a solid YES.
I know that the AHA moment has always come in the past & I cross my fingers that It will always come again.
But this time when the AHRGG moment hit, I just didn’t know if the AHA moment would follow. The colors turned out a bit crazier than anticipated & Chris rather despised the vintage blush sink & toilet (which I found with great pride after scouring facebook marketplace/craigslist for weeks on end).
But guess what – we had the brainy idea to combine all the crazy colors throughout the house into a color pallet going down the stairs. So now, when you walk into the house, you are hit with a beautiful presentation on the staircase of all the colors you are going to see throughout the house. AHA!
The entire street was under construction from the start of our project until this very moment as I write (months after completion) The crew had to park blocks away & carry tools & supplies & every annoying thing very much further… We also got parking tickets.
Other than that, I had rose colored glasses on during the process & the team were true champions.
This house made a few people nervous during the design stage, and even as it came to life – but in the end, even if colorful & bold & out-of-the-box design isn’t for you, we wanted this home to be life-giving & inspirational & hopefully not too scary-in-your-face ha.
Photo Cred: Hailey Patrick
Design: The Chris & Claude Co
Bathroom Blush Sink & Toilet: Vintage