Making a statement
Written by: Christina Kleiner
Paul didn’t really want to buy the 1950s ranch along Brightwater Boulevard in St. Petersburg. The home featured a mishmash of various designs, from a Victorian-era dining room to a Spanish hacienda-inspired kitchen. “It started as an 1,800-square-foot bungalow and went through many metamorphoses over the years,” Paul says. “Every owner added their own touch to the house. While they expanded the size to around 4,000 square feet, nothing flowed.”
In late 2012, Paul was out walking his two Labrador Retrievers, Buddy and Parker, when his realtor called, suggesting that he at least take a look at the house. “He picked us up and took us on a tour of the house,” he says. “The dogs raced right through the front door and out into the back yard. I saw how much they loved it so we bought it.”
Over the past two years Paul and his partner, Tom Silver, have renovated the majority of the living spaces throughout the house. Perhaps their largest undertaking to date was the kitchen and master bathroom remodels.
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