Parker County Today November 2017 - Page 27

R estaurateur Jennifer Lundy, proprietor of Short Chef’s Coffee House & Bistro, knew she was ready to buy a home and she knew exactly what she wanted. She has always wanted a Country French Cottage, she wanted to live in Weatherford’s Historic District and she wanted a private bath for herself and one for each of her two children. She has very little tolerance for the conventional. Lundy’s realtor, Kathy Deen, with Century 21 Lynch Legacy, found the house and suspected that it might be “the one” for Lundy. She was right. Located at 415 Couts Street, it was something of a diamond in the rough. The price was perfect and it was in good shape, although it wasn’t exactly Lundy’s style. “What I loved most about it was the location,” Lundy said. “And I loved how each bedroom has its own private bath. The house attracted me because of the unique floor plan of three bedrooms, each with ensuites; also, each were positioned in differ- ent parts of the house for privacy. I loved how the kitchen was in the center of the house and there were no hallways. You could say it’s bungalow style.” Lundy closed on the house in late December of 2015 and started resto- rations in early 2016. Enter B.J. Hayley of Finishing Touches by B.J. Hayley. Hayley is a painting and remodeling contrac- tor who Lundy met at a Weatherford Chamber of Commerce function and she stood out. “She had her own look and her own style,” Lundy said. “That’s so important. I’m just not interested in the ordinary. I also believe that it’s important to work with people who are involved in our community.” When Lundy decided to purchase her Couts Street home, she knew she wanted to have it renovated and she instantly knew she wanted Hayley to oversee the work. “Our mission was to restore the house, while bringing it into the 21 st  Century,” Lundy said. “Our design mission was inspired by French farmhouses with Gustavian colors.” Lundy also knew she wanted her Continued on page 28 25