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“Cab” — Show Down
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“reclaimed doors” — shannonford
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“sort of purple couch with white” — cathytheeskewscom
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“stairs and railing” — eeff
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“Shelves dividing” — evaliebhaber
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“wire racks” — eugenia123
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“Stair treads” — Sarah Short
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“great furniture and accessory pieces” — conchquest
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“Wall and trim colors” — 60kimber
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“Bobs clutter” — paulaheddle
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“Ottomans” — showersun
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“high windows” — Megan Martini
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Photo: Kimberley Bryan © 2014 Houzz The small cabinet was found in a former apartment’s laundry room. Ockerlander painted it with chalkboard paint.
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“Use of color, green + tomato” — presquepartout
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Photo: Kimberley Bryan © 2014 Houzz Designed as “a walk-through instead of walk-in closet,” explains Ockerlander, the bedroom and master bath are connected by a large his and hers closet made of plywood, Ikea shelving, and speed rail. The effect of the “walk-through” is to make this southern corner of the home feel entirely contained and private.
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“Simple” — faby_d
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“tile!” — agyogaaustin
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“Vanity lights” — Hallissey
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Photo: Kimberley Bryan © 2014 Houzz Immediately off the entry is the first floor powder room, and the laundry room.
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“Hand painted dots, multicolored” — maymar519
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Photo: Kimberley Bryan © 2014 Houzz Another benefit of a wide staircase: you can tuck two bikes beneath it out of the way, yet have them conveniently just a few feet from the front door.
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Photo: Kimberley Bryan © 2014 Houzz A small vintage kitchen was added to a corner. “The long term plan,” says Ockerlander, “is to rent out this floor as an apartment. The house is set up well for that to happen one day…way down the line.”
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“Cart for paintings” — hellohome
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“looks really comfy” — samujane
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Photo: Kimberley Bryan © 2014 Houzz Formerly a video-editing room, the guest bedroom is now an oasis of quiet for visitors; tucked away from the street and overlooking the home’s balcony and garden. Wall paint: Sepia Tan, Benjamin Moore
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“Sink in counter” — judithdthotn
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“néon” — sylviegodbout
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“Lights pics” — gloryeagle1
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“pipe railing” — arleighb
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“rafters + drywall” — pops1950
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Photo: Kimberley Bryan © 2014 Houzz The two skylights outside the bathroom are original to the building.
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“Artwork!” — bluepurr5
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“love” — libby68
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