THE BOARDED UP BEAUTY
We are REALLY excited about this project!! Having sat vacant and boarded up for almost 10 years now, this house has been considered one of the biggest eyesores in the neighborhood. But no more!!!
Here's a little history as to how it got to that point and a recap of the renovation.
The lady who used to live here passed away many years ago and her family inherited the property. They live out-of-state so as you can imagine, it was hard for them to get here to check on the house.
>>Interesting Tidbit: This house sits diagonally across the street from the very first house that Heather bought and lived in over 15 years ago. She knew the lady who lived there and would visit with her on the front porch dreaming of what the yard could look like with a little TLC.
The family came down in 2007 (I believe) and tried to fix up the house to sell it. Again, they don't live around here so didn't realize that they weren't allowed to tear out the original windows (to replace them) since Hampton Heights is in a locally designated historic district. The City stopped their work so they boarded up the house and went home.
Fast forward almost 10 years later and Heather got in touch with the brother who now owns the house and he agreed to sell.
During the spring and summer of 2018, the house went through a full renovation - all new electrical, plumbing, HVAC, and roof. The kitchen was completely gutted including removing the wall between it and the dining room for a more open concept and the back addition was removed in order to reinstate the original screened-in porch and the addition of a small deck. The back portion of the upstairs also went through a major renovation in order to create a master suite and a second full bathroom. The finished home is 2,555 sq. ft. with 4 bedrooms and 2.5 bathrooms. To those in the neighborhood, the biggest change was to the exterior of the home where the overgrown yard was cleared, original and new windows were installed, a fresh coat of paint freshened up everything and as well as new landscaping. We also added a new two-car parking pad and a beautiful arched wood privacy fence in the back. Many thanks to all of the contractors and others who helped to turn this once eyesore to the prettiest house on the block!