My Southern Romance

My journey of restoring a home from 1906


My name’s Esther de Wolde and I’m the CEO of Phantom Screens. I live with my family in British Columbia, Canada, but a year or so ago I decided to make my bucket list item #67 come true – to restore a Southern home. This is where I fell in love with the historic Southern Romance home in Mobile, Alabama.

The Kitchen Transformation

The kitchen is one of the major projects that transformed the home. Combining the old kitchen and back porch, the expansive room is a new heart of the home blending modern style with Southern charm. The kitchen island was created from an original built-in cupboard and the white enamel drain board sink is once again used for dish drying, just as it was 1906. It also features Phantom Screens that disappear completely out of site preserving the historic look of the home.



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