Hello! You’ve probably noticed that I failed to post this flip on Friday. Sorry about that. I don’t know what it was about this vacation but we were all a mess this week. Me, the kids and even Mr. Man were exhausted at the end of every day. Hopefully you’ll forgive the tardiness of this post after seeing this amazing property. I’ve been sitting on this property for a bit because the before picture isn’t that great but the after is so good. Considering my tardiness, I thought I owed my flip-loving-fans a really good property…
As you will see Whitney is filled with all of the quality workmanship we associate with a bygone era; a time when homes were built to last, and with details that we covet in 100 year-old homes — like paneling, moulding, etc. Whitney did not skimp on her flip in any way and the result is spectacular. The construction, finishes and even the staging are all so, so good.
This house is short on details because Whitney bought a vacant lot. Some may argue that this means this isn’t really a flip but rather a new build. Those people may be right, but I think most flippers aspire to build houses after a certain point. This house represents Whitney’s success as a flipper and her transformation into a house builder. I salute you Whitney!
This lot was transformed into a 4 bedroom, 2.5 bathroom, 1982 sq. ft house and it was on the market for $1,150,000. They listed it on 2/1/17 and it went pending five days later. That is crazy fast even for this neighborhood.
Speaking of neighborhoods, this property is in a neighborhood that has been in transition for many, many years now. In fact it’s been so long and so successful, it may be safe to say this neighborhood has transitioned. I believe the price is a sign of that since typically houses in neighborhoods around here, that are still in the early or mid stages of transitioning, are priced under a million.
I think Whitney actually bought two lots because if you look to the right of the after picture you’ll see the windows of the neighbor’s house. Those windows look different from the beige house in the before picture above and the style is similar to the windows Whitney put in this flip. Therefore, I believe Whitney built two houses. #bossmove
Living area: after
When you walk into this house, you immediately see the extra detail Whitney put into this house between the coffered ceilings and the paneling on the walls and up the staircase.
You’ll notice in the next picture that a half-wall separates the kitchen and the dining room. Often people make these half-walls counter height and want to stick stools there. Here, Whitney, made the wall a little higher. The result is that it blocks the view of the counters from the living and dining room but maintains the openness people like (not me, but I know I’m a weirdo). This means that your counters and sink can be a mess but people coming into the living room won’t immediately see it, nor will your dinner guests as they sit at the table. Whitney, this was such a dope move.
Dining room: after
Upstairs Hallway: after
This area deserves its own moment.
I just realized that all of the lighting fixtures in this house are the same (or variations of the same basic design). They’re on major design point. While, I loved them downstairs in the living area, I don’t care for them up here. It’s a little too matchy-matchy for my taste. I would have used the same fixtures downstairs and then a different set of fixtures upstairs. But this really is a minor misstep IMHO (and one that reasonable minds can differ about).
So this is a little, little backyard. People around are used to these small backyards so this won’t be a deal breaker. Plus, as everything else, it was well done.
A day late but I hope you think it was worth the wait…