Guys, I wasn’t going to post today because I dropped my phone in a bucket of water and just wanted to feel sorry for myself. I was in the middle of a raging pity party when I came across this house on Apgar and I immediately recognized it as a house I’d done a Tuesday Tear Down post about (click here), and man, oh, man they did a good job and pretty much did everything I would have done…except for a few things.
I’m so excited to share this flip with you because, as you’ll see from the pictures I showed you when I first featured Apgar, I did a pretty good job imagining how this house should be redone. So, this is really just a brag-post. #noshameinmygame
All the before pictures are from my original post on this house back in June. You’ll see what I said then and how much I got right and how much I didn’t.
This house is sandwiched between a rough area and a low-rent shopping area so it’s a weird twilight area. The block looks quiet but it’s only a few blocks from a freeway on-ramp so there’s probably a constant den of noise but not much traffic. Making this home a great option for those who find comfort in constant white-noise.
How’d They Do IMHO?
Living Room: before
Living Room: after
As you saw there were a few original details and a wall separating the living and dining room. Do you think Apgar kept them?
Happy to report that the built-ins on either side of the fireplace made the cut. The tile around the fireplace, sorry to say, did not.
Also, it appears that the original floors were not salvaged.
Dining Room: before
The dining room had a built-in hutch, and I’d proposed expanding the existing opening to give the feeling of openness in order to keep the hutch…
Dining Room: after
In case you hadn’t already guessed, the flippers opened the wall between the living and dining rooms and removed the wall and hutch between the dining and kitchen. Need I tell you how I feel about this? Probably not, but I’ll tell you anyway because I’m trying to get my word count up on this post so the analytics don’t judge me too harshly: I don’t like it. Not one bit. The opening between the living and dining rooms was plenty big enough (in fact, the opening in the before is exactly what I’m thinking of doing in my own house) and the opening connecting the dining and kitchen could have been widened while keeping the hutch. So, boo!
Master Suite: before
Master Suite: after
Bedroom #2: before
Bedroom #2: after
Bedroom #3: before
Bedroom #3: after
The door to the entry was closed in. Smart.
They got rid of the glass door. I get why they did it but it still makes me sad.
I’m super impressed with the work they did in the basement because they did something I hadn’t considered: a cheap clean up. And I think it was absolutely the right call. I salute you Apgar-Flippers.
And that does it with Apgar. My day started off pretty shitty with my phone plopping into water and now resting peacefully in a bag of rice. Finding Apgar was just what the doctor ordered. It’s lifted my spirits and renewed my desire to find my flip.
Also, the architect just emailed me and said he’s ready to show us some sketches. Gah!!!!!