Before (left) and after (right) of the living room spiral staircase

Prior to (left) and just after (suitable) of the residing room spiral staircase (all pictures by Andrea Paulseth)

One of the most iconic houses in the town of Eau Claire just received a big experience lift.

Affectionately considered the “Turf House” or the “Fake Grass House” mainly because of its deliciously retro fixtures and proliferation of AstroTurf (inside and out), the property at 506 Margaret Avenue in Eau Claire’s Eastside Hill neighborhood was put up for sale in Oct 2019.

At the time, Volume A single posted the listing on social media, and reviews begun a-flyin’ from nearby individuals who had very long puzzled what the inside seemed like.

“That blue rest room! Loved it as a droid in Star Wars,” a person remark read.

“Something about this household provides me a B film Fantastic Gatsby vibe. Who would like to make a movie?” mentioned one more.

“The interior is every thing I imagined it would be,” a person said.

Before (left) and after (right) of the basement bathroom. The cedar planks on the walls of the renovated bathroom were taken from the exterior siding of the original house.

Prior to (left) and just after (suitable) of the basement lavatory. The cedar planks on the partitions of the renovated toilet were taken from the exterior siding of the primary household.

There was spiral staircases (turf’d of study course), an indoor pool, brightly patterned carpets and wallpaper, some leopard print, loads of blues and olive greens. Vintage fixtures and character were being all more than this point. Some referred to as it atrocious, some known as it gorgeous.

In November of 2019, Karen Shane acquired the property, and started off an substantial renovation approach that turned the Turf Home from a vibrant and distinctive, disco-period throwback to a present day marvel with smooth, nominal patterns. Shane kindly authorized our personnel photographer Andrea Paulseth to get an exclusive search at the inside of the Turf House before and after the renovations.

An electric hand dryer from the original Turf House (left) was preserved for the renovation (right) in the main floor bathroom.

An electrical hand dryer from the unique Turf Home (still left) was preserved for the renovation (right) in the primary floor toilet.

“That residence was so incredibly exceptional! I required to save so substantially,” Shane wrote to Volume A single. “But it was not sensible, (wasn’t) quite purposeful, and also it was 45 years previous. A good deal of it broke my heart to get out. But all the things we set into that property has a huge quantity of assumed and has a useful motive at the rear of it.”

“Definitely a aspiration come real,” Shane ongoing. “I come to feel this household was a labor of enjoy.”

So here’s an exceptional look at the home, in advance of and soon after renovations. Delight in!


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