A diamond in the rough

Renovation is rewarding in an historical home

This kitchen table was designed and built by Sam Sherrill using wood from a tree that had been on the property.

A Spanish scene, in tile over the stove, hints at the couple’s travel experiences and the owners' appreciation for Don Quixote.

Nestled into a cozy nook, this bath tub seems as if it is in its own private oasis. Blue bathroom tile—seen here and above the sinks—connects the tub to the vanity across the way.

A highly functional butler’s pantry replaced a one-shelf, bare bones space during this kitchen remodel.

A gorgeous blue tile runs the length of this bathroom vanity. The tile is also continued across the space, all the way to the bath tub.

The intricate woodwork of this grand staircase, shown here in a stunning before and after shot, begins in the first-floor salon.

Rich, dark oak flooring extends throughout this salon. Overhead, a fabulous chandelier shines down on the antique furniture pieces.

The deep red seen in the curtains and and dark shades of wood add a regal elegance to this formal dining room.

Warm reds and woods invite guests to linger in this formal living room. The stunning mirror over the fireplace is actually a piece that was taken from the owner's childhood home.

A cluster of black and white photographs complements the historic character of this recently-remodeled home design.

The lower level, formerly a seventies-style rec room, is now open for entertaining with a fully-equipped kitchen and bar area.

Expansive windows run the length of three of the walls of this sunroom. Underfoot, the marble tile floor hides an impressive heating system. In addition to that, a zoned climate control system heats or cools the room as needed.

Complete with an abundance of cabinets and a plethora of counter space for folding, this new laundry room design leaves plenty of space to sort things out.

This guest bedroom design boasts a private bath and is usually reserved for the owner's daughter when she visits.

The original railing, columns and arches found in this historic home were reused and refreshed for the stately second-floor library design.

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