We met as first year architecture students in 2000 and became an official studio couple by 2001. Although we both grew up near Tulsa, after graduating in 2004 we decided to move to Seattle. We soon found that we liked each other even more when we weren’t pulling all-nighters and surviving off Easy Mac, so we decided to get married. Then we got a dog (Bailey, our big-headed golden retriever). Shortly thereafter, we did what any young architect couple feels compelled to do – we bought a crappy old house. In 2006, after six months of searching and six different offers on other houses, we closed on our fixer-upper and have since been immersed in the remodel, retrofit, and reconstruction of what we have affectionately named chezerbey.
Oh, and we’re doing it all ourselves.
(But not without the moral support of Bailey.)
This blog was created as a way for our family and friends to follow our progress. Have a question or idea? Contact us at email@example.com.
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Photo Credit: Dorothy Huynh
Seattle Times – Pacific Northwest Magazine: Right Time, Right Place
Apartment Therapy: The Homies (2012)
Design*Sponge: Before and After: Airy Kitchen Redo
The Kitchn: Lauren and Kyle’s Sleek, Warm Seattle Kitchen
Apartment Therapy: Before & After: The Chezerbey Kitchen
Build Blog: On the Radar
Making it Lovely: Honor Roll
Dwell: Blogging it all Back Home (from April 2011 issue)
Houzz: House Tour: A Modern Renovation in Seattle
Seattle Homes & Lifestyles: Favorite Spaces Contest: Bathroom (from October 2010 issue)
Apartment Therapy: Before & After: Lauren’s Lovely Bathroom
Re-Nest: Green Style: A Green Remodel and Tell-All Blog
One Project Closer: Before & After: Complete Exterior and Front Porch Makeover
Houseblogs.net: A Front Porch Revitalized