For a long time, a house in York, PA, stood falling apart, its shingles and siding crumbling, and its once-beautiful details being slowly hidden under layers of dust and rubble.
It didn’t always look like the sagging, washed-out shadow of its former self, though. Built in 1887, this house was designed in the Queen Anne style, which features a lot of delicate brick detailing, contrasting trims, large porches, and lots of beautiful decorative details.
The five-bedroom, three-bathroom house was beautiful and solidly built, but everything needs care if it’s to stay in good shape. And sadly, no one had cared for this house in a very long time, and had no one stepped in, the house might have been a total loss.
This was what the house looked like before anyone took an interest in it.
You can see its detail and beauty, but all of that was hidden under years of neglect and exposure to the elements. At this point, it was declared uninhabitable.
Luckily, though, it wouldn’t be long before someone would give it a second chance.
Today? It doesn’t even look like the same house!
Everything has been lovingly restored, and enriched with these warm, inviting shades of olive green, terra cotta red, and gold.
It certainly looks much more inviting, doesn’t it?
The inside has been restored, too, with the restorers salvaging what they could, and faithfully replacing what they couldn’t.
Today, the floors are composed, luxuriously, out of five different types of wood, and splashes of color and light come in thanks to these stained glass panels.
Each room is full of stunning details and accessories, all creating a feeling of timeless charm and coziness.
There’s a cozy stove, perfect for curling up next to with a good book.
Upstairs, each of the five bedrooms also has its own decorating scheme and unique charm.
Right now, the house is actually licensed as a bed-and-breakfast, and would really be a perfect little getaway.
Of course, it could be used by a family as a home, too.
There’s even this lovely, sunny room that would be perfect as a workspace.
Source : Littlethings.com