I’m Grace Wagenman, a native Nashvillian and lover of old houses. I started my real estate career in 2016, and now head up residential purchases and sales at our small boutique real estate brokerage, Mission Real Estate. I grew up in a brick ranch that my parents renovated while we lived there, so some of my earliest memories are of getting to use a sledgehammer to “help” my dad demo a wall, or watching my parents lay flooring in the kitchen. I think this is where my love of renovations began.
Along with my husband, Jonny, and a team of great people, I do historic renovations and real estate in Nashville, Tennessee. I take into account the age and context of a home when designing the end result, and love creating beautiful spaces that will add to rather than detract from a home’s historic beauty. I blog about all of our projects and share daily updates on Instagram.
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When we started this whole ORC project, the thing that made us most excited was building a daybed swing. They always look so inviting, and like you could take a nap and listen to the breeze on an early summer afternoon. Not late summer though… at least not in Tennessee.
After six weeks of sawdust, paint fumes, our dog eating steel wool, and an infinite number of trips to Home Depot, I am SO excited to say that we have completed our first One Room Challenge: our mudroom! I’m thrilled with how it turned out, and I hope you enjoy looking through our photos.
Well friends, the Green Hills house is finished, sold, and movers are moving the new owners’ belongings in as we speak. Wait–what?! I thought you were keeping this house as a sober living house? Au contraire, mon frere. I suppose I’ve got a lot to catch you up on.