Home again – final touches at Isle of Hope

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Home again from a whirlwind trip to Kauai, Maui, then Vail (haters gonna hate, hate, hate hate, hate)…..and found the house looking SO amazing upon return.

We have a driveway, walkway, and front parking!

Happy New Year, Cottage!

Happy New Year, Cottage!


But I’m most excited because somehow the hardwoods found a way to get nailed down after three epic fails by three different installers (Jeff was not having it).

Jeff had to go through a few installers but we got the job done!

Jeff had to go through a few installers but we got the job done!

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Love the way they turned out


For more information about this home, please call Laure deVegter, Owner/Broker at Laurie deVegter Real Estate (DBA Busy Bee Savannah): 912.220.0957 or SavannahLaurie@gmail.com.

Thank you for following my adventure!

Staging Time – Clutter to the Rescue!

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Staging time, time to open up your doors and throw your listing sign up in the yard….(my apologies to Semisonic)…

Time to call Lynn Rahn at Clutter Savannah!

Anyone who knows the fabulous Lynn, knows she is a true talent (see the before and after of my Thunderbolt house HERE).

The lady got it goin’ on!

We are going to do a bohemian-themed style for the Isle of Hope Cottage — Lynn selected some great pieces that will work together to bring about that boho feeling I want to convey.

You can see all the pieces we are working with from my house HERE!

See you at the Open House!

Progress in December – Isle of Hope Cottage is Moving Along!

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Paint, Granite, Hearth, and Trim…Hearth and Trim….

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Its all happening!

This is becoming fun — the details are coming together and the house is taking shape during weeks 14 and 15.

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Jeff shows me what the door surround will appear like.

Jeff has been working to make sure all the details are aligned with the home’s character. This means real wood door and window surrounds with appropriate overhang and ensuring the scale of the hearth is in keeping with the room (I didn’t want to overwhelm the space with it being too high). The selection of the bricks was easy but the color of the mortar? What the? That’s when I could not make up my mind!

Here are some shots from the process:

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The cabinets have been installed and its making me feel better seeing all this happen since I’m heading out of town for the New Year and want to get the home listed as soon as I return.

Weeks 3-4: Isle of Hope Cottage Construction

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Not too much to report except that we are starting to gain ground! Jeff has been reminding me how quickly this little house will go up once framing starts so I guess I better hold onto my houses, errr, horses!

This week I also paid my junkyard friend $150 for the claw foot tub and met with Christina at Showcase Kitchens to finalize kitchen layout. I’ll post about the kitchen in next week’s update.

I also woke up in the middle of the night TERRIFIED that the house had burnt to the ground!!! I have hear that this is a common dream and finally finalized my insurance with Jeff Brady at Allstate. Whew! Sleeping better now!

Isle of Hope Cottage Construction: Week 2

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Floor samples, cast iron tubs, and back hoes, Oh My!

photo 3Started pushing dirt this week–well, I didn’t but the guys did! Lot is looking good! Excited to see activity!

Started playing around with cabinet and floor colors. Found a claw foot tub that needs to be refinished.  Also fell in love with 6” Hickory hand-scraped flooring.

A girl can dream, right?