Thursday, August 20, 2020 / by The Villages Home Search
Perhaps more than any other TV show, HGTV’s Fixer Upper generated its own category of interior design. From 2013 to 2018—and in the reruns that followed—Chip and Joanna Gaines flipped outdated homes in Waco, Texas, into photogenic iterations that all boast the same “modern farmhouse” look.
Now, a two-bedroom, one-and-a-half-bath cottage remodeled in season five is back on the market. The 1,432-square-foot home was designed for Patti Baker, a client looking for a cozy, family-oriented home in a quiet Waco neighborhood. Baker didn’t stay in the home for long, however, as she soon got married and moved in with her new husband. The property was briefly listed for sale in 2018—just a week after it was featured on the show—and has hit the market again this month.
The 1950s bungalow had good bones, but it was dark and in need of updates, so the Gaineses started by reworking the home’s layout. Relocating the kitchen to the opposite wall provided more space for an open-concept living and dining room, and the living room got neutral walls and clean white bifold shutters on the windows.
Natural wood touches are contrasted with black accents, most notably in the dining room, where Joanna added a black wood-paneled wall with a top shelf for plants. The kitchen features concrete countertops, an antique cart as an island, open shelving on one wall, a blue patterned backsplash, and of course, a white farmhouse sink.
In the master bedroom, the Gaines couple added an accent wall with floral wallpaper, dark-stained wood floors, and mirrored glass in the closet double doors to make the space feel larger. An enlarged master bath features a custom vanity, gray subway tile, and neutral tones that match the bedroom’s roman shades. The home’s original washer and dryer were in the garage, but the remodel brought them into a mud room with white cabinets plus plenty more open shelving.
Want your own piece of Fixer Upper style? 3829 Herwol Avenue is on the market for $359,500.
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