Sunday, February 21, 2010

a diamond in the rough

This past summer the house right next door to us came up for sale as a foreclosure. we had been watching it pretty much fall apart right before our eyes and had dreamed about getting it for a super deal and fixing it up. when we realized that the family had moved out we had a realtor friend check up on it for us. we wanted first dibbs on it if it was going up for sale. long story short... we were able to buy another investment property with my parents for cash! God is good. this is the second house we have invested in with my parents. anways, it was in ROUGH shape. we needed to completely gut the place and start over. about the only thing that was any good was the green metal roof.
After: we completely redid the front of the house. the house had formally been part house/part day care. so there were two front doors and really large windows on the front right side of the house. we took those out to make it one entire house. we changed all the siding, added a porch, removed the chain link fence, and painted the shutters.
and for some more before pics.... to the right is the side the day care was in. these pics just look as bad as it really was. it smelled SO horrible it was hard to be inside it. this view is from standing at the front door looking into the kitchen.

the day care side we turned into a dining room and master bedroom and bath
making progress...
finished hall bathroom. it is a full bath with shower and tub, we put new tile on floors and walls of shower
the view into one of the 4 bedrooms. they all look the same
view of front door and down the hall the bath and bedrooms. the floors were original but were covered in a black tar. they took SO much time to redo but turned out SO amazing. what a transformation!
view looking into the new dinning room and master bedroom (where the day care used to be)
master bath
dave and dad did all the tile work themselves! i just love how this turned out.
view from family room into kitchen.
kitchen complete. mom and dad got new appliances for their own house so they cleaned up their old ones and brought them up here for the rental. they look so good! like new. dave made the countertops and everything too.
so thats our little gem! we were so proud of it. it came a long way. we are renting it now to some friends and plan on selling when the market turns back around. let me know what you think!


Tara said...

Wow! What a transformation! It is incredible and doesn't even resemble the before pics. Amazing! What a talented hubby and Dad you have!

Ruth Poirier said...

AMAZING transformation, if i hadn't seen it, i might not believe it. too bad you couldn't do scratch and sniff pictures for all to appreciate. love ya mom

Brook said...

No thanks on the scratch & sniff... hahaha!!! But I agree, it looks like a completely different house. It's so cool that you guys have the ability to do this and make some extra income. Awesome.

leah said...

wow great job!!

Heather said...

Looks absolutely amazing!

Scott and Nicole said...

Love it! Can you guys come do that to our house!!! ;)