The Ellis House At Mulberry Hill Historic Home of Williamson County 9170 Concord Road Brentwood, TN 37027 For Sale
Part 1 - The Kitchen RestorationThe concept of preservationist Debbie Laster was to maintain as much original intent usage as possible and when she began the demolition of some of the kitchen structure to make the many upgrades including all new plumbing and gas lines she found a treasure in the attic above the kitchen. A friend of Debbie's noticed that the original ca 1830 hand hewn beams were still supporting the roof and then it was decided that the wall between the dining area and the kitchen should be removed and the ceiling raised to 12 feet to showcase these fantastic beams and create the original style open kitchen as it would have been constructed many years ago in one of the early additions to the property. I think that you will agree from the photo below that this was the first of many great decisions. During the restoration many quality upgrades were included as well as commercial level updates like 12 gauge wiring throughout and a new buried electrical service installation from the new pole at the street all the way to the house. The kitchen has a fire wall installed to ensure safety to the rest of the property and then Debbie moved on to the kitchen restoration that you can still see today. The first item was to preserve some of the history of the old removed ceiling which was done by constructing a large center island that would bear the ca 1830 2 inch poplar boards from original kitchen house ceiling. The island includes a triple copper sink and copper faucets with ornate design on the face.
The island needed to have the conveniences that today's chefs would expect and to make life living in the Ellis House a pleasure so the island was constructed to include a Sharp microwave warming drawer, Miele dishwasher with on
demand water heater, double garbage pullout, and garbage disposal.
The next focus was the appliance choice and no expense was spared as a stainless steel Wolf 60 inch dual fuel grill/griddle range with Wolf 60 inch lighted vent hood with roof mounted external blower were selected. A subzero 42 inch side by side refridgerator is concealed by period panels matching the new kitchen cabinets that are custom made ca 1800"s reproductions fabricated from 50% ca 1800 poplar and solid new poplar. To complete the look of these cabinets in the kitchen the upper cabinets have bronze handles ca 1890 while the hutch cabinet reproductions have 4 leaded glass doors ca 1890. All of the cabinets have Milk paint and Benjamin Moore paint finished with 3 coats of 100% Tung Oil. The base cabinets were complemented by period bin pulls ca 1860 and Bennington reproductions and a slate back splash with a copper pot filler and topped with 2 inch cobra soapstone counter tops.
Keeping with the concept of original use rooms the Miele stainless washer dryer have been relocated under the counter in the kitchen with Bronze knobs ca 1890.
Get the location from Google for The Ellis House at Mulberry Hill or take a virtual tour at http://www.ellishouse.info
This property is now offered for sale by The Grumbles Team at EXIT Realty of the South for $894,000. To continue to learn more about Mulberry Hill - The Ellis House, read our future blog posts going over each aspect of the preservation of the property or contact Mike Grumbles at 615-587-5843 to schedule your private showing. You can also search historic homes for sale on our website.
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