This Kenwood Flip Shines with Natural Light and a Screened-In Porch

Local reno duo Adam Shaffer and Erin Miller turned this 1950s Cape Cod into a modern oasis perfect for a growing family.
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6761 Ken Arbre Dr., Kenwood

Built in 1952, this adorable Cape Cod reno in Kenwood has the cutest screened-in porch and loads of natural light to fill every room. Husband and wife Adam Shaffer and Erin Miller are the duo behind Cincy Home Revival. The local flippers transformed a Mid-century Modern in Montgomery into a vibey home and renovated a Deer Park home into a Scandinavian-inspired space.

Photograph courtesy Scott Gafvert, staging by C and B Staging and Redesign

This time, they chose a cozy home in Kenwood with original charm. “We [kept] the built-ins on either side of the fireplace in the family room—they feel much more modern [when] painted a darker color. The hardwood floors, except for the kitchen, are all original and they are just beautiful,” says Miller. “We try and incorporate original features into a renovation whenever we can.”

Photograph courtesy Scott Gafvert, staging by C and B Staging and Redesign

The four-bedroom, three-bath home sits on a little less than half an acre and features ample greenery and landscaping that frames the front walkway. Inside, light beams into the welcoming living room, where original built-ins bookend the fireplace, leaving a perfect spot above the fireplace for a flatscreen.

Photograph courtesy Scott Gafvert, staging by C and B Staging and Redesign

Straight ahead, the dining room leads into the kitchen as well as our favorite space—the screened-in porch. We’re dreaming of fall mornings with coffee and summer nights hanging out with friends in this indoor-outdoor space. Around the corner, in the kitchen, the entertaining opportunities continue with a long bar against the window that’s perfect for casual dining. Details in the kitchen include stainless appliances, quartz countertops, and soft gray cabinets.

Photograph courtesy Scott Gafvert, staging by C and B Staging and Redesign

Throughout the rest of the home, a mix of subtle design choices and pops of color add plenty of visual interest. Thoughtful design choices abound, like in one of the bathrooms, where groovy, earth-toned floor tiles contrast beautifully with a darker wood vanity.

Photograph courtesy Scott Gafvert, staging by C and B Staging and Redesign

Miller and Shaffer also added more space to the home by converting the attic into a second-floor family room. In the main bedroom, deep paint colors pop against the light carpet and carry through to the main bathroom where a dark vanity and shower contrast the tile on the floor.

Photograph courtesy Scott Gafvert, staging by C and B Staging and Redesign

“The house is so much larger than it appears from the front,” adds Miller. “I love how private this house feels despite being in such a central location.” This reno is the perfect family-friendly choice, maintaining a sense of privacy while remaining close to all the convenience Kenwood has to offer.

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