Articles about the Galveston Speakeasy Cottage
If these walls could talk
Islanders dig deep to restore an old Lost Bayou house If the walls of this 1890 Galveston cottage could talk, they might say thank you to homeowners Barbara Canetti and Carlos Rios. A classic vintage raised cottage in the Lost Bayou neighborhood, next door to popular eatery Sonny’s Place, the Airbnb rental called “Speakeasy” features lovingly restored interior walls and ceilings made of irregular strips of shiplap wood, often called barn wood — repurposed boards from other constructions patch-worked together to form a solid surface.
Galveston renovation uncovers hidden secret
You know the old adage – if these walls could talk! Well, the walls in this little house we completely refurbished in Galveston are talking and telling quite a story. The 1890 cottage, raised five feet after the 1900 storm and occupied until 2007, has been renovated and furnished as a short-term rental. But in the restoration process, glorious walls were uncovered and restored.
Houston House & Home