Our Current House

This 2,200 sq ft. 3 bedroom 2.5 bath colonial, with a walk-up finished 3rd floor, is our second live-in fixer-upper. I told Uriah I would never do this again…. but here I am.

We bought this one at auction, not due to its amazing price, but due to its location. It is 1.5 miles away from Addison’s school – Cary Christian, which is oh so sweet and one of the many reasons I fell in love with this house, other reasons being the awesome neighbors, cul-de-sac street, and proximity to Trader Joes. It has amazing dental molding in the living room, a large scaled fireplace and traditional 4 room layout.

Kitchen before

white and grey cabinets black hardware kitchen


Purchase Price: $250,100

Expected Renovation Costs: $40,000

ARV: $325,000

Work done so far:

  • Replaced the roof
  • Installed gutters
  • Scraped the ceilings
  • Painted the interior
  • Painted moulding in living room
  • Installed new carpet throughout
  • Removed rotten cabinets and replace with new
  • Removed old counter tops and back splash
  • Painted cabinets and install new hardware
  • Installed granite with under-mount sink and new faucet
  • Removed exterior deck door and replace with a two panel door
  • Fully gutted and renovated shared hall bathroom
  • Updated lighting and installed can lights in kitchen
  • *some* minimal landscaping

Work yet to do:

  • Replace exterior siding with hardiplank and paint, repairing trim and fascia boards as needed
  • Renovate master bath
  • Replace both HVAC units
  • Add a garage with living space above
  • and maybe…. open up the wall between the kitchen and dining room to create a great entertaining space
  • and maybe…. add a covered porch/4 seasons room to replace the rotten deck… ew:

Our Current Back Deck

Updated pictures to follow as work is done.

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