Project Story
January 9, 2023

Adams Street Rebuild

The story of Adams street is this:

I showed this property to my buyers they decided to pass as the renovation was more than they were willing to take on. After I locked it up and turned to leave I noticed the most amazing ocean views from this little unassuming home. I called my partner and asked if he was up for it? He said he trusted me if I thought it was a good investment let's do it.

I wrote the offer that night and we closed a couple weeks later. Lucky my architect lives on the same lane so I scheduled a meeting and sat in his office for an hour designing the house. I knew it needed added square feet, and a completed overhaul from the curb to the back fence!

The process was smooth to obtain the permit I was calling a couple times a week, and making sure the city's comments were answered quickly I received the permit within 6 weeks!

I hired a great GC who handled the construction for us. He knocked it out of the park.

My inspiration for Adams was gathered from my travels I wanted it to feel like a destination. I went to Tulum before I started to design Adams I was inspired by the natural simple materials.

I did inlay cabinets with unique pulls.

I added this hutch.

The kitchen before....ORIGINAL; however, I actually really liked the space.

Sneak peek of the kitchen while being fabricated

OHHH the bed I had my cabinet maker make me. I had photos the next day the bed was still not there, I was panicked, I went to start cleaning and staging early in the morning. To my complete surprise the bed was being set up! Turned out so good.

He made the night stands as well.

To get to this point is sooooo many long hard, dirty hours, weeks, months sometimes years to get to this point of staging! I love this day it's why I keep doing this over and over.

The two fireplaces needed a new fresh design and material.

The before of the master suite was previously the den.

The closets, after visiting a boutique clothing store I knew I wanted the design to be different not a traditional closet.

Master bathroom.

Complete rehab on the back yard was in order!

Outdoor shower.

Freshened up the whole back yard, I never skimp on the cost, knowing if you do it right it will be noticed and appreciated.

I always add special pieces to all my houses swings, fire-pits, vineyards, olive trees.

Outdoor living.

Oasis backyard.


Powder room.

Detached garage.

Our work, in progress.

Hope you enjoyed following along with me on the Adams Street project.

written by:

Shirley Slee