Dilapidated is one way to put it. The wood house was buckling in the middle and essentially needed to be rebuilt from top to bottom in order to bring it up to code. We have to admit, when we first saw the exterior we had a moment of doubt as to whether the Gaines would be able to pull this one off. It was short-lived, of course.
This huge island with a waterfall countertop is the stuff of our dreams. The open concept kitchen has more storage than initially meets the eye. An industrial floating shelving unit above the island, open shelves surrounding the range, and a large pantry cabinet show that it was designed with function in mind.