When Milissa Cole bought her century-old bungalow in Candler Park, some changes were immediately obvious, while others required a few years of contemplation.
The aged hearth in the living room was so rotted that she believes it would have fallen in if someone jumped on it. That was an early fix. The 100-year-old kitchen was another.
But she felt that the house could be more complete, especially every time she went into the unfinished attic. Finishing out the empty space took longer and encompassed the biggest renovation to her DeKalb County home, which is on the Oct. 2 Candler Park Fall Fest Tour of Homes. More recently, new paint transformed the exterior from yellow to white with dark blue trim.
“It really has been a joy to update this house,” she said.