“IT WAS A DISASTER:” BRINGING A BEAT-UP BUNGALOW BACK TO LIFE”
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:
The Kitchen Before:
The Kitchen Today:
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!