For anyone who follows me on Instagram knows about my obsession with this house. I felt great about it when we first walked through before we did anything to it. I just new it was going to turn out amazing! And I was right, the before and after pictures speak for themselves. I had a great time picking out all the finishes on this house. Because it’s more of a mid century modern house, I wanted to put very subtle details in the house that reflected that era with some simple abstract features without being too personalized. Because as we all know, when you are flipping a house for other people to live in, you still need to have a somewhat standard approach to your finishing choices.
It was a bitter-sweet day for me when we sold this house for two reasons. 1) We sold it before we were done with it so I felt like I wasn’t able to have the full time with it hahaha and 2) I legitimately wanted to move in. But in the end it’s ALWAYS great when we can sell a house before we are even done with it! We must be doing something right when that happens!
Biggest change made: The biggest change was the kitchen and living room area. Before, the kitchen and living room, were separated by this enormous, disgusting, river rock fireplace. We ripped that out first thing and created a great room. Open floor plans is what its all about and makes for some pretty remarkable transformations!
Exterior Color: We painted the brick Mountain Smoke by Valspar; the front door is Alabaster by Sherwin Williams; and then we stained the wood planks on the soffit Hawthorne by Sherwin Williams.
NOTE: I misplaced my exterior after photo so I will include a before and after of the exterior when I go back to the house to take one.
Square footage: 4,068 sq ft
# Bedrooms: 6
# Bathrooms: 4
We bought it for $417,000
Our renovation cost was $80,000
We sold it for $590,000
There are obviously more costs in there than just a renovation cost and the purpose of this blog isn’t to tell you $ for $ how much we made on each deal but I’ll let you use your imagination and guess how much money we made or lost (because unfortunately that happens too).