Eau Claire’s Eastside Hill ‘Turf House’…

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

Just before (still left) and after (correct) of the dwelling home spiral staircase (all images by Andrea Paulseth)

Just one of the most legendary properties in the town of Eau Claire just acquired a main encounter elevate.

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

At the time, Volume One posted the listing on social media, and feedback commenced a-flyin’ from local folks who had long wondered what the within appeared like.

“That blue rest room! Cherished it as a droid in Star Wars,” a single comment go through.

“Something about this household gives me a B movie Fantastic Gatsby vibe. Who wishes to make a film?” reported yet another.

“The inside is every little thing I imagined it would be,” one 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.

Ahead of (left) and right after (right) of the basement toilet. The cedar planks on the partitions of the renovated bathroom were taken from the exterior siding of the primary house.

There was spiral staircases (turf’d of system), an indoor pool, brightly patterned carpets and wallpaper, some leopard print, heaps of blues and olive greens. Vintage fixtures and character were being all above this factor. Some known as it atrocious, some named it beautiful.

In November of 2019, Karen Shane bought the residence, and started off an extensive renovation system that turned the Turf Property from a colorful and exclusive, disco-era throwback to a modern-day marvel with modern, minimum styles. Shane kindly permitted our staff members photographer Andrea Paulseth to get an special look at the inside of of the Turf Home before and immediately 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 electric hand dryer from the unique Turf Property (left) was preserved for the renovation (ideal) in the most important floor rest room.

“That home was so surprisingly one of a kind! I desired to save so a lot,” Shane wrote to Volume One. “But it was not simple, (wasn’t) very purposeful, and also it was 45 yrs previous. A good deal of it broke my coronary heart to choose out. But every little thing we set into that dwelling has a incredible total of assumed and has a useful explanation driving it.”

“Definitely a desire arrive true,” Shane continued. “I sense this household was a labor of like.”

So here’s an exceptional glimpse at the home, ahead of and right after renovations. Get pleasure from!


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