Another project in Fort Worth in the Arlington Heights addition. A newly married couple bought this bungalow/Tudor styled house originally built in the 1930’s, but soon realized they needed more square footage for their family expansion plans. Their wish-list included a luxurious master suite, with extra large whirlpool soaking tub and large walk-in shower, all built out with a beautiful, natural travertine stone. Their tub choice even had color-changing LED lights and could stream music! This was another project in which we had to remove the entire back wall of the house. The outside of the house had a brick that was common to its day, but turned out to be discontinued by the manufacturer. Luckily, my brick rep was able to locate just enough of them for us to complete the project. We were very pleased with the final exterior wall. If you didn’t already know that the house had an addition, you would not be able to tell from either the inside or outside.
During the demo phase, I found several layers of wallpaper and an old newspaper from the 40’s inside the wall. The newspaper had an article in its sports page talking about a little known prospect from the Brooklyn Dodger organization that was rumored to be brought up to the big leagues soon. His name was Jackie Robinson. So I took the wallpaper swatches, and the news article to the frame shop and had them all put in a frame as a housewarming gift!