Owners and flipping duo Courtney and Adam Huber (who operate under the Huber Homes name) tackled this historic Madisonville beauty, bringing it back to its original glory. Courtney says this project in an up-and-coming neighborhood was meant to be. After hitting the market twice with offers that fell through, the third time was a charm. “I really feel this house was meant to be ours to renovate,” she says. “It was waiting on us.”
Developing their own renovating business was a journey. It started when the duo moved into a house that needed a lot of work. Huber admits they had a rough go at their own flip. But they’ve learned how to deal with the rough stuff, and now they can see past what’s there. “If I think back to first walking into the home, it was boarded up, dark, and everything including the ceiling was yellow,” Huber says. “But I remember the stained glass window at the top of the staircase. It was angelic.”
The Hubers axed the all-dark-everything look and brightened up this 1911, four-bedroom, two-and-a-half-bath home, which is already sale pending. The exterior was updated with a fresh coat of paint and a brand new porch made for furniture and potted plants. (The garden beds on either side of the porch are perfect for perennials!) The Hubers have an organic approach to rehabbing. “We let the house sort of tell us what it wants to do,” Huber says. “What era it was built in, what the original floors are made of, anything original sort of sets the tone for the rest of the finishes.” Here, that’s the original staircase and the hardwood floors. The first floor is wide open with light stained floors, white walls, and multiple windows in the living and dining room pulling in loads of natural light.
The kitchen adds warmth to the home with a black, gray, and gold color scheme. We’re swooning over the quartzite natural stone countertops that Huber says look like crystal in person. The look is tied together with gold and black hardware—think intricate drawer pulls, a gold faucet, and dark appliances. An unusual perk: Off the kitchen is a bonus bar room with wine shelving, a sink, and plenty of cabinets for storage.
Upstairs, hardwood and original floors are the staple of each room. Orignially, the open, high-ceilinged attic space was unfinished, which provided the perfect opportunity to create a master suite from scratch. Now, beams run across the ceiling with a gold light fixture and a barn door that hides the master bath, which is a perfectly Zen retreat. The double vanity features matte black faucets, marble-like tile surrounds the shower area, and a soaking tub sits strategically beneath the skylight. “Usually we have walls to work within, but this gave us a little more freedom to play,” Huber says. “That was really fun trying to configure rooms out of nothing.”