The restoration work of Karla Pearlstein

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Historic Home Restorations

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KAREN

1940's Kitchen

Karen  fell in love with the image of a sunny yellow kitchen with a cherry red linoleum floor and Karla helped bring that image to life. 

Anderson Kitchen Rotunda
ANNA

1941 Kitchen

Anna’s 1941 home is a transitional home, reflective of both the earlier (1920’s-30’s) Storybook Style and the incoming new Mid-Century Ranch style.

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SIG AND JACK

Early 1900's

Sig and Jack’s home was built in the early 1900’s. It still contained many original features, including light fixtures, wall treatments, and incredibly enough it still retained its original kitchen.

Bond Stove
CHRIS AND AUDREY

1906 Home

When Chris and Audrey purchased their 1906 home, it had suffered what so many historic houses have endured… serial remodels.

The Keirnen House Kitchen
THE KEIRNEN HOUSE

1861 Home

The Keirnen House was built during the Civil War, and the house has been moved one or two times. The kitchen was small, making it hard to work in.

Carter Low Stove
SUE AND BOB

1923

The client had a stunning brick storybook English cottage, with cathedral ceilings, stained glass windows, hand plaster work, original light fixtures, and an Inglenook fireplace.

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NATE AND MOLLY

1920's Kitchen

Karla needed to find that perfect balance of preserving the historic elements of their kitchen and creating functionality.

Cherry House Kitchen
THE CHERRY HOUSE

1932 Home

The 1932 Cherry House had its original kitchen but had undergone some unfortunate previous DIY. The owners look for help to bring this lovely home back to its beginnings.

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KIM AND ROY

1886 Home

This Victorian home had at one time been condemned and might have likely ended up being torn down. But it was saved by a couple who fell in love with it and meticulously restored it.