The next area in our before and after photo series is my new favorite place to relax: the master suite.
View the entire set from move-in day through demolition and the full remodeling process on Flickr. You can also see all the entries categorized as Before and Afters.
For the last 50+ years, the attic used to exist as an illegal bedroom or two as it was separated by a wall and chimney chase right up the center. These walls were “finished” sometime between 1930-1945 with some sort of cellulose-based fiberboard that literally disintegrated when we did demolition.
Demolition uncovered a treasure trove of historical objects including girlie magazines, photos/negatives, a miniture 1914 calendar (the year our house was built!), 1923 postcard, original owner’s painting, along other things. Based on all the objects we’ve found, we believe that the attic first served as an artist studio, sewing room and possibly the bedroom of the original owner’s mother-in-law. The walls were originally “finished” with thick, embossed posterboard. We found much of this board nailed to the walls behind the fiberboard.