July 26, 2016

Old Sagamore Living & Dining Room

(First things first….If you haven’t been around to see the first two installments of this Mission Hills remodeling reveal, be sure to check them out. You can read about the kitchen (below left) here and the mudroom (below right) here. Believe me, they’re worth your time!) But today, I wanted to share with you a few rooms from this same home that avoided intensive remodeling and instead saw some very effective cosmetic upgrades! Let’s start upstairs and work our way down. The master bedroom upon purchase wasn’t bad – it just wasn’t good either. So to add some function and form, the clients and their designer Natalie O’Shaughnessy opted for designing and installing built-in cabinetry. Isn’t that such a charming addition? [...]

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June 22, 2016

Cherry Creek Screened-In Porch

Let’s pretend it’s not 100 degrees outside and that you actually want to get out of the house. Well if you were some of our recent clients out in Leawood, you’d be in real fine shape! Prior to this past Spring, the family’s breakfast room walked out onto this standard-fare raised deck. But not anymore! Without affecting the main footprint of the home (we even kept the existing sliding glass door, window and garage entry!), we enlisted architect Pat Dolan to design a 3-season porch to replace the old wood deck. Check it out now! Pretty unbelievable, huh?! With 6 inch wide wood tile floors, shiplap walls and tongue & groove ceilings bathed in white paint, the new space feels as [...]

screened in porch 3 season room in leawood by scovell wolfe
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June 13, 2016

Old Sagamore Kitchen Remodel: Take 2

Back in 1994, we were hired by a homeowner in Mission Hills to remodel their Old Sagamore kitchen. Then, 21 years later in a fun twist of fate, we were called back by the new homeowners for round two! Here was Scovell Wolfe’s first remodel of the kitchen in all its 90′s glory: And here it is now! Pretty phenomenal, huh? From dark and heavy, to bright and airy. At first glance, the general layout of the kitchen remained the same, but take a closer look - hardly anything is the same! From the shape of the island dramatically changing, to swapping the location of the range and refrigerator, and ever so slightly adjusting the passage location from the kitchen to the mudroom (to name [...]

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May 19, 2016

Halfway Point: House on High

I thought I’d share a quick progress update on our house in Old Sagamore! While a lot has happened since we started construction back in March, most of it has been the boring, behind the scenes mechanical stuff. Nothing too worthy of photographs on a blog. But alas, a more noticeable improvement has gone up at the house this past month: the master closet addition! This was a pretty last minute decision by my husband and I to even do this addition, but it’s shaping up to be one of the things I’m most excited about. If you recall, the master bedroom had just two small closets on the south end of the home. My one, desperate plea to my husband [...]

four stages of the room addition in mission hills by scovell wolfe
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May 9, 2016

Maid’s Room Turned Mudroom

Last year, we teamed up with Natalie O’Shaugnessy of O’Home Interiors to produce one of my favorite projects to date. This Old Sagamore home just screams family to me. It’s got that high-low mix of approachable antiques alongside new, transitional pieces and fresh, yet still mature textiles. It’s just a total home-run in my book! But there was so much loveliness in the house it would be silly to cram it all into one post. So, let’s take it room by room! Today I want to share with you the maids-room-turned-mudroom. Here it is back in early 2015. Pretty plain jane. Just a small little room off the kitchen, with a door to the garage. (If you recall, this was actually [...]

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April 18, 2016

Tudor Revival: The Master Suite Reveal

Ok, it’s time. It’s the long-awaited master suite reveal! And when I say long, I mean it’s been since January 14, 2015 that I first began writing about this stately Brookside Tudor. What? Yes, really that long. Like I mentioned in the last post, if I’ve learned anything about this process it’s that while Scovell Wolfe knocks out 90% of the transformation, the last 10% (draperies, furnishings, artwork) is a slow, personal and sometimes luck-driven final push. How many antique store visits before you finally stumble upon the perfect antique Oushak for your hallway? Nobody knows. How many paintings will you see before you lock in on the one that you’re certain you can gaze at for decades and never tire of? [...]

scovell wolfe remodeled master suite with carrara marble and hardwood floors
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