Mobile & Manufactured Home Living
has featured some beautiful
manufactured home transformations.
Today, we are honored
to carry on the tradition with
this gorgeous home!
In less than 9 months, Tara and Heidi accomplished a complete double wide remodel on a 1974 model home. The mix of great color, contemporary decor and a simple vintage eclectic style makes for an inviting and relaxing atmosphere.
It also makes for a home that could be on the cover of any magazine out there and I am so honored they are letting Mobile Home Living be the FIRST of many!
Tara and Heidi are a beautiful couple that operate a popular photography studio, In Her Image Photography located in Northern California. They closed on their home in October of last year and spent 7 months on the renovation and moved into their newly gorgeous home in May. Although they had never remodeled a home before, they quickly caught on and the end result is a truly amazing home!
|A well maintained home with unlimited potential!|
Before they found this home, they had spent months looking. Tara explains, “When Heidi’s sister in Australia started buying income properties in the South of the U.S., we casually said to her she should get something in Northern California and she would have renters for life. Well, that got us all curious about what was available. We started looking at properties on the low, low end for Wine Country and saw plenty of rundown messes.
“We decided that the range in which we were looking would mean we would never find a suitable place. So, we got discouraged and gave up. And then we found this place. We fell in love with the location and surroundings and didn’t really care what the house looked like, knowing we could make cosmetic changes. It simply needed to have “potential”. Now we know that most mobile homes have exactly that.”
Tare shares a story that happens entirely too often when it comes to mobile home properties; if the realtor is not educated in manufactured housing and their advantages, they won’t be able to ‘sell’ the home and in this case, the uninformed was the unpaid!
Tara recalls, “I remember calling a fancy-schmancy realtor and asking to see the inside after falling in love with the property. He said, “You know it’s a mobile home, right?” (Way to say no to a commission, buddy.)”
“We quickly found a realtor who was a mobile home specialist and when we met her here to show us the place, she kept shaking her head in disbelief. She thought it was amazing! We didn’t think we’d care for the inside, but we immediately saw the potential. Heidi is from Australia and mobile homes are not common, so she wasn’t sure what to expect when I told her about the property. She didn’t care to see it at first. It was only when we were in the neighborhood that she was willing to stop by. Thank goodness!”
Yes, thank goodness! Otherwise we wouldn’t have gorgeous
pictures of your remodel to look at!
Tara even made this dining room table herself!
They immediately fell in love with the property because it sits at the end of a private lane, on a hill, on half an acre. They love looking out at the gorgeous green surroundings:
|One beautiful piece of property!|
|This is their view from the kitchen!|
They wanted the indoors to reflect where they are, Petaluma, CA. The town is steeped in rich agricultural, gardening and homesteading history as well as being a part of the infamous wine country. Gardening on their beautiful property is a given and they will be enjoying the fruits of their labor on their new property for the first time this year.
This home is exactly my style. I love vintage and color! I have been sneaking peeks at these photos all week and I just can’t keep them to myself any more! We have plenty more wonderful photos of their gorgeous home and they also answered a few questions for us. Your gonna want to see the rest, trust me! Here’s the link : The Double Wide of Dreams part 2 .
Thank you so much for reading Mobile & Manufactured Home Living!