A few weeks ago, we opened out home to Emina Omeragic. Emina is a photographer who lives in Arizona. She studied Business & Photography at Northern Arizona University, and loves working with brands. She had a small group of individuals head out to Rowhouse 25 for some photographs around the property and shared them with us. And you know how much we like sharing beautiful imagery with you. (more…)
A few months back, we launched our property Rowhouse 25. Rowhouse 25 is a historic property in Florence, Arizona, that dates back to 1881. We put a ton of work bringing the old bones back to life. We have hosted photoshoots, dinner parties, and more at our property since opening it’s doors. One of our favorite photoshoots that we had was a behind the scenes shoot with Katie Frederick, owner and mastermind behind Sift Bakehouse AZ. Katie has a truly unique style to all of her designs. We’ve really enjoyed working with her on a handful of events around town. She truly has the best buttercream frosting recipe. Whenever she has leftovers of delicious treats we can’t help but eat more than we should. Working with Katie is always fun and you can’t help but leave with a smile. Katie needed a place for a behind the scenes shoot with Stephanie of at Life Created, and reached out to utilize Rowhouse 25. (more…)
The Town of Florence was founded in 1866 and is the sixth-oldest non-Native American settlement in the state of Arizona. Florence is the county seat and is situated in the central portion of Pinal County, Arizona about 1 hour away from the Phoenix and Tucson metropolitan areas. Three major transportation corridors run through Florence, which include Highway 287, Highway 79 and Hunt Highway. These roadways provide connectivity to the region that is unrivaled by similar sized communities within the state. The Town of Florence is a full-service municipality. The Town provides police, fire, library, senior center, parks, water, sewer, sanitation and many other services to the community. Town of Florence employees are pleased to provide quality services and a friendly attitude to all of our residents. (more…)
As we get closer and closer to the end of our big Rowhouse 25 project, we are finally starting to see the light. What started off as a simple flip, turned into thousands of dollars more invested into essentially a new build. When we decided to start this project, we knew there was going to be a lot of work. But, boy oh boy, we really didn’t know what to expect. This building is from 1890, so it needed a TON of work. Not only on things like flooring, stucco, drywall, bathroom renovation, etc… it literally needed to have its bones completely redone. From the electric to the plumbing, this structure is finally going to get the attention and TLC it deserve.
One of the biggest things we really wanted to tackle in our (never ending) checklist, was the exterior paint colors. The original coloring of the building was the very blue, grey tone. Turns out, it wasn’t even paint! From the looks of it, it was the coloring of the stucco that was used and never painted or covered up. They even used a blue tone paint for all of the original trim. We decided, to keep things in line with our overall style & aesthetic for the property, to stick with a simple, minimalist color scheme for the outdoor; black & white. We used BEHR PREMIUM® Elastomeric Masonry, Stucco & Brick Paint. The main color we used for the exterior was White Pepper, and Black Pepper for the trim. It’s hard to be too excited about the final look, since the landscaping hasn’t even begun. But, this gives us a really great feeling of the process we’ve made and we are so excited to share more on each room and the designs we’ve been going with.
If you’ve been following our work with our latest project, Rowhouse 25, you know we are currently on the market for really great lighting options. We are currently going between more timeless or more trendy pieces. I am about to keep it really real…. It’s been really hard staying within our budget on this project. We have such a specific vision for what we want, but with life, what we want sometimes isn’t possible. With pinterest, it’s so easy to find an image of the ‘perfect piece’ you’ve been searching for, but it can cost way more money than you’re able to spend. We want to make sure that the work we are putting into this project isn’t something we will need to change down the road. We want to create a very timeless, effortless and unique home setting, all while staying true to our own design aesthetic and style. We think you’ll like the final outcome, but boy, it has been a whirlwind of decision making.
Below are some of the latest updated pictures – there isn’t much change that is noticeable, but we have made a ton of progress. We ripped up almost all of the outside pipes to replace for plumbing and electrical. We ripped down the entire back wall of the structure and replaced this with a new wall. We have patched up a lot of the drywall inside, but still have a ton of work to do on this. We replaced all of the windows with Milgard windows. We love our choice! With the property being on the historic registry, there are certain design aspects that we have to follow within the codes of the city. Luckily, we found the perfect windows from! In some of the pictures, you can see how terrible the floor is. We wish we could keep the original wood flooring, but at this point, it isn’t possible. It’s kind of a bummer, but it is what it is and we will make it the very best that we can with our budget. We have our flooring picked out (more on that coming soon), as well as our paints and some other fun details likes bathroom & kitchen fixtures. This has definitely taken a lot longer than we had anticipated but we are really hoping to have Rowhouse 25 up and running, and ready to book, by fall 2017.
As part of our project of Rowhouse 25, we created a pinterest board to gather some style inspiration. We have seen so many beautiful designs, but trying to find your own curated design is actually pretty tough. We are starting with a 100% clean slate. That means we get to pick out flooring, tile, fixtures… you name it, we’ve got to get it. We have a few blogs that we are currently loving for inspiration, but pinterest really does have our eyes currently searching for fresh ideas. The fun part is trying to combine multiple ideas into one to see if it works out. We created a few different style boards with a couple of different designs that we are trying to decide which one to go with. We have an idea of what to go with but wanted to share our ideas in our journal, so that when we look back a year from now, we can see which one we went with and all the progress that was made. With that being said, we wanted to share with you some of that bathroomsthat have been really catching our eyes online. If you notice, there is a common design element that we will 90% be going with. What do you think?
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