The Queen Anne
Built in 1902 ~ Renovated in late 2019/early 2020

This house sat vacant and boarded up for almost 10 years turning it into one of the biggest eyesores in the neighborhood.  Luckily, we were able to purchase it in March of 2018 and for the next 6 months, completely restored this beautiful home.

We started with the necessities including 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 along with 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.  

 

To those in the neighborhood, the biggest change was to the exterior of the home where the overgrown yard was cleared, the remaining original windows and new replicas were installed, and a fresh coat of paint freshened up everything 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!

Original Features 

In case you're curious why we call it the Boarded Up Beauty, here's the story. The lady who used to live here passed away many years ago and her family inherited the property.  They live out-of-state so logically t ealize that they weren't allowed to tear out the original windows (to replace them) since

The Timeline

2019  SEPTEMBER

  • 9/12 - Closing day to purchase the house.

  • Large dead trees were removed.

  • Front porch stabilized then rafters and LAM beams installed.

  • Demo: removed carpet and paneling, kitchen flooring, bathroom, back deck, middle closets, and back hallway.

OCTOBER

  • Trash and HVAC ductwork under house removed.

  • Back deck demolished and back porch floor system rebuilt.

  • Foundation repair work.

  • New master bath floor system installed.

  • Ivy removed off of house and yard overgrowth was cleared.

  • Brickwork repointed as needed and new back pillars built.

  • Framing of new bathroom, hallway, pantry, and master suite.

NOVEMBER

  • Front porch floor joists and tongue and groove flooring installed.

  •  Porch ceiling rafters installed and roof repaired as needed.

  • Plumbing , HVAC and electrical rough-ins.

  • Back ceilings/rafter repaired from previous roof/water damage.

  • Front yard cleared.

DECEMBER

  • Windows - glass replacement and glazing.

  • Framing for pocket door in hallway.

  • Tile prep in bathrooms.

  • Wall and ceiling work began.

  • Kitchen: Floor plan finalized and cabinets ordered, windows resized, and new pine flooring installed..

2020   JANUARY

  • Walls/ceilings: Sheetrock hung and walls patched as needed.

  • Laundry pine floors installed.

  • Back porch floors installed.

  • Front porch bead board ceilings installed.

  • Doors hung throughout house.

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FEBRUARY

  • Walls and ceilings mudded/sanded.

  • Original trim reinstalled around relocated doors and windows.

  • Bathroom tile installed.

  • Patched floors throughout the house with salvaged flooring.

  • Pantry doors installed (relocated from original hallway).

  • Dining room board and batten installed where originally located.

  • Refurbished door hardware.

  • Interior paint began.

  • Bathroom pocket doors installed.

  • Restored entryway fireplace and surrounding original tiles.

 

Tornado hit Spartanburg including a path through Hampton Heights.

MARCH

  • Kitchen cabinets installed.

  • Electrical trim out and lights installed.

  • Fireplaces received some TLC.

  • Original pine floors patched.

  • Porch columns and railings reinstalled.

  • Plumbing fixtures set.

  • Floors refinished.

  • Quartz countertops installed.

  • Back deck partially built.

  • Vents repainted and reinstalled.

 

Covid 19 Pandemic hit and understandably slowed productivity .

APRIL

  • Custom range hood built.

  • Sidewalks repaired out front.

  • Salvaged original beadboard  was installed as the kitchen backsplash.

  • Remaining lights hung.

  • Back porch framing and trim completed.

  • Master closet carpet and organizational unit installed.

  • Door hardware completed and reinstalled.

  • Mirrors and other hardware installed.

  • Appliances delivered.

MAY

  • Metal porch roof installed.

  • Small windows from gables refurbished and installed.

  • Exterior trim work and repairs completed.

  • Tile for fireplaces and above range installed.

  • Installed pantry shelving.

  • Exterior paint and prep.

  • Punch list - touch-up paint, install locks, clean windows, etc.

  • Last coat of poly on floors.

  • Ready to sell!!

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