Sunday, February 24, 2019

DUKE STREET DOUBLE TAKE

167 Duke St, Hamilton, ON

If you recall yourself drooling over this red brick Victorian not so long ago, you're not confused. This home had your hearts a-fluttering in May 2018 when it was quickly snatched up. 




Now, nine months later, she's "reborn" and back on the market bearing a whiter, brighter, fresher look.  Below are some before and after, side by side comparisons. I think both states have their pros and cons and will share my opinion with you. Feel free to agree or comment otherwise!

I see a red door and I want to paint it black. But I much prefer the 'before' teal blue shade in this case...  


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I'm not opposed to painting wood white. In fact, unless its carved with cherubs or gargoyles or ornate detailing, I prefer it. That being said, I wish they had kept the railing, newel post and/or treads wood here vs painting it all out white.


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I'm a huge fan of the lighter, wire brushed hard wood floors on the 'After.' Gives it a warmer, more aged look while brightening up the whole main floor. 



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There was nothing offensive with the 'before' kitchen but the 'after' is elevated to a whole new level of sophistication. I love the traditional subway tile with black grout and the use of navy and brass. 

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Painting the brick on the kitchen's wood burning fireplace was brilliant. I'm all aboard that idea and think the end result is FRESH as the sign says! That being said, I can't get onside covering the pre-Raphaelite stained glass window to make room for more cabinet space. Too bad it couldn't have been relocated. Lets just hope the sellers leave a map for future homeowners to discover the treasure that awaits:)

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The kitchen dining area/breakfast nook looks good either before or after, but I personally prefer the traditional, softer look of the before with the bead board wainscoting (even paired with the new kitchen).


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100% missing the old, wide planked, original pine floors upstairs. The 'after' is nice but the character and charm of the 'before' was undeniable.



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From ho-hum to hotel chic. The 'after' is stunning BUT I still miss the old wide planked pine floors :(

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Offered at $869,900
Listing with Sean Dawson of Judy Marsales Real Estate Ltd
Full listing details HERE

Before and After Photos by Tom Vogel of www.vogelcreative.com
167 Duke BEFORE
167 Duke AFTER


AFTER -- FEATURES A PRETTY STUNNING DRESSING ROOM!


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