The Bartley Home
Tasha and Chad Bartley’s 1925 Colonial Revival is an immediate eye-stopper. An overhanging prairie style roof and white framed windows play well against a rich blue exterior that dramatically offsets the home’s classic molding and Juliet balcony.
The Bartleys purchased the home four years ago after an extensive search. Tasha wouldn’t shy away from a home that needed work. Her gifted eye for design enabled her to see that her vision could come true with the right floor plan.
Guests enter a traditional entryway, with the dining room and living room off to the side and a grand staircase at the fore. The dining room is painted another gorgeous blue, perfectly balancing the original white wainscoting, allowing the wood furniture to stand out.
The breathtaking kitchen was completely remodeled by removing the walls and opening up the space. Tasha designed the unique kitchen island utilizing legs made of railroad ties that were custom cut and then wrapped at the base with iron feet. She also designed and created the kitchen table. Quartz counters and new tile play well against drawers that were reused throughout the kitchen when possible.
A small powder room off the kitchen boasts a new vanity and reclaimed wood backsplash. The kids get a kick out of the chalkboard walls, which allow for regularly updated designs.
Shades of dark gray, brown and gold blend beautifully throughout the well-designed living room, which is surrounded by windows on all sides. French doors lead to an expansive deck stretching the length of the home. A lovely pergola overlooking the lawn provides the perfect place for outdoor entertaining.
Upstairs, the kids’ bathroom was updated with whimsical wall tile. Their bedrooms are decorated in neutral colors, allowing for pops of color and special treasures to be displayed.
The master bedroom was redesigned to become a true master suite. Originally their daughter’s bedroom shared a wall with the master and had two closets, so they closed the wall in her room to gain a master walk-in closet. The enclosed sleeping porch was turned into the perfect master bath, featuring a custom double vanity, claw foot tub and luxurious marble and tile shower stall.
The Bartley home is a charming mix of modern, eclectic and vintage — highlighting everything from thrifted pieces to custom-made stunners. It’s truly an example of a home where the possibilities are endless.
Drawing of the Bartley Home by Kindergartner Lila Ferroni