Grandma & Grandpa's

Here it is, The Clark Homestead. My grandpa built this home 65 years ago. My mom was 5. I've always known this house and loved it but there was something different that happened this last visit where I saw and appreciated how progressive grandpa's ideas/designs were for the early 1950's. {I took these photos with my phone and I didn't do any staging.} 

Piano Room. It connects to the dining/tv area. The big windows are the show stoppers in this room. There is lighting in the ceiling that frames the room which gives off a soft warm glow at night which is my favorite. Anyone that knows me knows how much I dislike overhead lighting. It's too harsh! 

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Fireplace with solid wood bookshelves. The same wood was used throughout the house for any built-ins. 

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This was a commissioned painting from a dream my grandpa had...

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This painting my grandparents brought back from New Zealand when they served a mission there in the 80's. It's painted on velvet and has always been a unique/inspiring piece to me. 

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To the left of this fireplace is the dining table. The fireplaces are not quite back to back- more back to side- but they use the same chimney; both modern and sleek in design. 

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Although this chalkboard is all I've known at the house, when my mom and her siblings were in the house, it was a black chalkboard. When they'd come home from school their chores written out.  Funny how these are so popular in kitchens now and my grandparents have been using this system for 60+ years. Also, anyone notice the same sconces used throughout? Sconces are popular now too. 

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Master Bedroom. The light, headboard and bowed window with custom curtains spoke to me. Also, I don't even think the bed is a queen and my grandpa is NO small man. He and my uncles range from 6'3" to 6'7". 

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Cedar closet for her to the right. And partial cedar closet for him below. Plus the organization and height stood out to me. Above both closet doors were cabinets (similar to the built-in in the next photo). 

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Wide hallway where my grandma's sewing machine sat with this beautiful built-in behind her. This storage is dreamy! Closet doors, cabinets, shelves AND drawers! #perfection 

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The one and only bathroom (besides an unfinished one in the basement). Pink tile for days. 

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The tile may be pink but the way it was laid to frame the shower, mirror and around the entire room, in addition to the back shower wall in a contrasting tile equals pure genius. 

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Cement seating for the back patio area. The wall behind the seating also has flower beds on top, example in old family photo below. I remember the grounds were always so beautiful in the Spring and Summer, thanks to my grandma's green thumb. 

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Original lighting in the "garage/extra room". I see lighting similar to this being used across the board in commercial and residential builds.  

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This is the only photo I took of the downstairs. These are lockers that were used for each child (there were 9), Grandma would also use them to hide Christmas gifts. Grandpa found these at a army surplus store. He was good at that.... he did buy an old mining town afterall. 

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Built-in vanity in the "blue room". I really (really) enjoyed using this while visiting. Closets and above cabinets frame it to make a big statement in the room. 

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A small railroad box, something grandpa probably found at an army surplus store. 

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What do you think? I feel pretty special that I come from such talented people!