House tour: Greg and Stephanie Moore 11.14

Written by David Green.

For Greg and Stephanie Moore, it was a case of love at first sight.

Lots of brick, lots of space, lots of possibilities.

“When my husband and I first looked at the house, we fell in love with it,” Stephanie said. “We loved the brick, and it’s all brick—not just a façade. It had lots of potential and lots of room.”

And then the work began, and maybe someday it will end. So it goes for the owners of an older home, but it’s all worth the effort for the Moores.

Changes began right on the front porch which was enclosed when they bought the house.

“That was our first, scary project,” Stephanie said.

The wood supporting the screens was rotting in places so they decided to tear out rather than repair. They’re content with the open-air porch and intend to leave it that way.

Inside the porch is a foyer with a slate floor—slate that Stephanie believes could be original. A glance into the living room shows there’s plenty of original woodwork.

The living room features a fireplace with a cast iron covering, surrounded by brickwork that continues onto the floor. A built-in bookcase is on the opposite wall, just to the right of a large glass pocket door leading into the dining room.

 

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