March 12, 2018

By: Hooked on Houses: Julia


Cathy and Tom of CT Properties Southcoast took on the challenge of bringing this beat-up bungalow in Fairhaven, Massachusetts, back to life. When he first saw it, all Tom could say was “What a disaster.” Cathy agreed, but she could see its potential and they decided to tackle the project anyway. Keep scrolling to see how it looks today!

The Beat-Up Bungalow After Its Remodel:

Doesn’t it look happier now? I could swear it’s smiling.

They painted the siding Sherwin Williams Coastal Plain.

The trim is Sherwin Williams Crème, and the door is Benjamin Moore Chili Pepper.

Unfortunately, a lot of the original moldings and details had been removed during prior renovations.

They opened up the staircase, making it a focal point of the hall:

They restored the original floors.

Upstairs Landing Before:

Upstairs Landing Today:

A sweet little nook in one of the bedrooms:

Bathroom Before:

Bathroom Today:

The Kitchen Before:

The Kitchen Today:

The Backyard:

The house was built in the 1920s and was owned by Captain Claude S. Tucker.
He and the house were written about in a book called The Last of the Fairhaven Coasters: The Story of Captain Claude S. Tucker and the Schooner Coral (Amazon affiliate link):

It sits in a different location today, though. Captain Tucker’s son Donald, who co-wrote the book, was born in the house in 1932 and remembers watching the house being transported down Route 6 in 1948 when it was moved to its current location.

Donald Tucker and his wife were given a tour of his childhood home:

One more look at the exterior of the bungalow before and after:

Cathy says, “This house turned out to be one of our favorite remodels. It was a labor of love to bring life back to this beauty and the icing on the cake was meeting Mr. & Mrs. Tucker.” For more photos and information, visit their Facebook page and the CT Properties Southcoast website. Many thanks to them for sharing it with us!