Vintage Meets Modern

Photography by Sara Stewart of Sarah Strunk Photography

Kelly and Ryan moved to Mesta Park from Austin, Texas, and this is their second home in the neighborhood.  They weren't even planning on moving until they saw the house with the listing agent, Jennifer Kragh with Sage Sotheby’s, and fell in love with it. 

They have always loved the character of old homes and their last home was over 100 years old; this one is even older and was built in 1910. "We know we are stewards of these old properties and feel honored to spend time in it as our home," said Kelly

Their favorite unique element of their home is the front porch with the double doors that open from the living area.  The windows and railings have been well preserved and the entire house has great surprises of the original features.  The couple loves the glass door knobs and old doors.  During the last renovations completed by the previous owners, they left several brick pillars exposed throughout the house.

Kelly and Ryan love the home just the way it is, but eventually, they look forward to expanding the use of the garage.  It currently has a vaulted ceiling and they wouldn't need to change the footprint. "When the kitchen was remodeled, the homeowners worked with the existing windows and their placement," said REALTOR® Eden Moore. Eden added that so much of the original exterior and many interior features have been well preserved, maintaining the goal for the entire neighborhood.

Kelly's mother and sister are both talented decorators and share a booth at the Antique Co-Op.   They have helped the couple blend their styles. Ryan's preference is a more modern look, and Kelly is a vintage lover, so with her family's help, they have created an eclectic blend of both. To learn more about her family's work, visit @Gatheredgoodsok on Instagram.