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Mad Sugar Ranch Before Photos


MadSugarRanch_Before_6MadSugarRanch_Before_7MadSugarRanch_Before_5MadSugarRanch_Before_2MadSugarRanch_Before_9MadSugarRanch_Before_1MadSugarRanch_Before_3MadSugarRanch_Before_4MadSugarRanch_Before_9MadSugarRanch_Before_10MadSugarRanch_Before_8MadSugarRanch_Before_11We’ve been living in our little cottage house for the past 2 months, so it’s finally time to share the before photos we took before moving in! I’ll be sharing the remodel and design process as we go through each stage. We had been looking for a house with more land so we can add on and build a work studio with guest house on the property. Fortunately, we found one in the neighborhood we love. It has the idyllic country feel to it and the street is full of adorable kids who actually walk to each other’s houses, ride bikes in the street and play all evening! The best part is the freedom Romeo now has to play outside whenever he wants… he also inherited a trampoline, a very cool play structure and a sandbox from the previous owners! He was a very happy kid on moving day!

The house is a small cottage built in the 1930’s that sits on a 1/2 acre. It’s full of charm and character and is very cozy.  So far, living in a smaller house hasn’t been an issue at all! I feel like I’m cooking and living in The Wonder Years kitchen and dining nook! It’s even equipped with an original, built-in hutch and a giant lazy Susan, which I’m leaving because it’s so charming! We did have to move a lot of furniture into storage until we build, but haven’t missed any of it. We had a first meeting with our architect this week and we’re SO excited to start the design process!! I’ll share the inspiration photos we gave him soon!

The plan is to start building the barn studio and guest house this year. We’ll have a kitchen in there, for shooting, and I’m excited to finally have a designated work space for Sugar and Charm. We’ll also stay in the guest house while the house is being remodeled. We’re not planning on starting on the house for another year or so, but I’ll be doing some remodeling to the rooms that will be staying the same after the build, like the kitchen nook, fireplace, etc. One thing I can’t wait to do is to knock the kitchen down, (because I LOVE kitchen design and remodeling), and smooth out those walls!!

We have a lot of work ahead of us for sure, but I’m super excited to fix this little gem up! We made up a fun project name for our architect and we’re calling it “Mad Sugar Ranch”… The Mad is for Madcitizen, my hubby’s company. So here’s to kicking off Mad Sugar Ranch!!!

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8 responses to Mad Sugar Ranch Before Photos

  1. March 22, 2016

    This is amazing! Where did you find this gem in LA?! 1/2 an acre? Cannot wait to see it come to life!!

    1. Eden
      March 31, 2016

      We moved about 20 mins outside the city to a little ranch town! It’s LA county and we LOVE that we have some space, but can still be close to the city for restaurants and entertainment! Excited to start the process!!!

  2. Kimyee
    March 23, 2016

    I love these kind of posts. I know you’ll do amazing things with this place, looking forward to the transformation. 🙂 Have a great day!

    1. Eden
      March 31, 2016

      Thank you Kim!!! We can’t wait to start!! XOXOOX

  3. March 27, 2016

    Love a hardwood floor in the kitchen!

    1. Eden
      March 31, 2016

      I’ve always liked that too! We had it in our last house and I loved it. I think I’ll sand them and stain them a really light color, but definitely keep the hardwood in the kitchen!

  4. Sharon
    March 29, 2016

    What a darling house with so much potential. Love the hardwood floors and the beautiful arched window. You’ll have so much fun fixing this up and can’t wait to see it.

    1. Eden
      March 31, 2016

      Thank you Sharon!! It’s going to take some time, but I love designing and remolding!! I also can’t wait to share the process on here too!

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