When Laura Franzke
, 35, and Mike Hayes, 43, married in October 2005, Hayes' uncle Bruce gave them a wonderful wedding gift ,- a history of their 1910 Candler Park bungalow's many owners documented through its 33 deeds of ownership.
...Hayes is an engineer and Franzke is a scientist.
There's lots of room here for Mike and me and our 5-year-old Maltese, Lola," says Franzke
"When she died, she left her furniture to Laura
," says Hayes, "and we've combined it with classic contemporary pieces we've collected to create the sort of eclectic ambiance we enjoy."
"We like interesting things, and we love looking for just the right items for our home," says Franzke
.Great-aunt Lillian's 18-inch-wide by 5-foot-high china cabinet has pride of place here, filled with antique wine glasses.
Here's an example of Franzke's
"lot of work."
"It's just another example of how when you start a project in an old house, you're likely to uncover many more layers of work," says Franzke
"Visitors come and they think it's great, and it complements my great-aunt Lillian's bedroom suite which furnishes our guest room," says Franzke
.The guest room has its own balcony, and another bedroom has been turned into a workout center.What might once have been a nursery has been turned into an office.
"When we were asked to put our home on the tour, we first thought we wanted to wait until it was finished.But then we realized that, with an old house like this, the renovations will probably never stop," says Franzke