The 100-year-old duplex we purchased on Eileen Drive in Oakley was in excellent rental condition, one of the nicest and most well-maintained houses we have ever bought as a renovation--but we had big plans to convert it into a large single family home with the kinds of amenities that families in Oakley have a hard time finding in their beloved neighborhood. The fact that it was formerly two apartments made for some astonishing before and after photos that are almost too difficult to believe: A second floor kitchen that became a master bathroom, a first floor bedroom that was transformed into a dining room, and a new facade that included a brand new front porch and the removal of an extra entrance, to name a few. We also put an addition on the home (a master bedroom), which you'll see in the exterior photo of the back of the house.
The board and batten wall features you see in the foyer and master bedroom, as well as the shiplap wall in the kitchen are all painted with Benjamin Moore "Smokestack Grey." The other blue walls (half bath, hall bath) are Benjamin Moore "Nimbus Grey." On the exterior, the light grey siding is a stock color, but the blue details are Sherwin Williams "Anchors Aweigh" and the front and back door are both painted Sherwin Williams "Alexandrite."