New life for the historic Red Bud building | Republic Times

Property Peddler Inc’s latest renovation is at the corner of Main and Olive Streets in Red Bud.

Over the years, Brad and Brenda Chandler of Property Peddler have undertaken a number of building rehabilitation ‘side projects’ in the area, the most recent being an old building in the heart of Red Bud.

The first floor of the building, located at the corner of Main and Olive streets, will serve as another office and meeting place for the peddlers, where the Chandlers will conduct their real estate and auction business. The top floor, dubbed The Suites at Main & Olive, houses two overnight suites.

“The goal of having an office at Red Bud is to better serve friends and family in the Red Bud community with a local agency that will be there every day to meet their every need,” Brad said.

As a native of Red Bud, Brenda felt called to preserve the building, which has long been a cornerstone of the community.

“There’s been a lot of different things in his life,” Brad said, and Brenda added, “Growing up here, I knew it was an antique store before, there was an antique store. crafting before, I just looked at these types of changes, we heard the guy might sell it, and when the opportunity came up to buy it, we went with that.

The very name of the top floor is a nod to the beloved bar that stood there decades before.

But that’s not the only piece of the past the Chandlers have incorporated into the rehabilitated space. Everywhere you look, you can see homages to the building’s 1860s history, resulting in what Brenda describes as a modern, rustic feel.

“We tried to maintain integrity with a little twist. I think we wanted a fancy stay, kind of a unique stay,” she said. “I always tell people that it’s been through the decades. We have fridges that look like they are from the 50’s in the suites. The glass in the soda bottle is from the 50s, but the filling is from the 1800s. We tried to mix it with a bit of everything.

Still, it’s not total time travel, Brad said.

“We don’t have old furniture, we don’t have antiques,” he said. “One of the suites, the Queen Suite, is more industrial with the exposed spiral pipe, exposed brickwork and our four by seven foot shower that is 10 feet tall. The (king) suite is more classic.

Since purchasing the building in March, the Chandlers have breathed new life into the building with new windows, plumbing, electrical, heating and air conditioning, roofing, and refinishing what they could. retain doors and floors.

There is still work to be done before the project is 100% complete, such as finishing work, painting, accessorizing with window treatments, and creating a high-level outdoor retreat.

“We want to make our patio a nice entertaining space, so if people are done for the night but still want to visit, they can do so on the patio in the backyard.”

This weekend, the Suites welcomed their first guests: a wedding. The Chandlers said they will soon list the suites on Airbnb, a popular vacation rental platform.

Although she said no events were officially scheduled yet, Brenda said to stay tuned for upcoming homes and client events. Keep checking Property Peddler Inc’s Facebook page and website, propertypeddler.comfor updates.

Pictured is one of two one-night suites on the top floor.
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