A Local Landmark Receives New Life
Renovations on "The Green House", as it is affectionately known by Cullmanites, are complete and the quaint cottage has happy new tenants. This house, which was built around 1874, stood empty for almost 20 years, almost entirely consumed with vine and foliage growth. Southern Accents owner, Garlan Gudger, purchased the house in 2009 with a goal of renovating and reviving this Cullman landmark. The ongoing process of cleaning out and restoring the house was expediated last April when a large area of downtown Cullman was heavily damaged and/or destroyed by tornados. The house was spared, but because of roof damage, renovation and repair efforts were kicked into high gear. The new tenant, Karen McCluskey, owner of The Candle Garden, was recently awarded a 2012 Beautification Award for Outstanding Contribution to the Community for Most Improvement.
The Candle Garden moved into The Green House just last month. Stop by and one of the features you will notice is the wainscoting in the front room. We took antique wainscoting that we salvaged from the stairway of the Gay House in Montgomery and installed it below the chair railing in the front room. Old doors were cut and installed on the bottom half of the wall in what is now "The Candle Room" to create a unique look. You'll also notice the beautiful floors which are restored and repurposed antique wood. As you make your way upstairs you will see the old barn wood used on the walls.
Visit our Past Projects page to view enlargements of The Green House renovation pictures. If you are planning a trip to Southern Accents a stop by "The Green House" is a must!
July 2012, Newsletter Vol 3
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Southern Accents Architectural Antiques has the South's largest collection of architectural antiques! In addition to our diverse and unique collection of Architectural Antiques, you'll also find a large selection of home decor items, antique and replication hardware, and unique items created in our wood shop from repurposed antique wood. Stop by soon for a visit!