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Old 03-12-2012, 10:06 AM   #16
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Old 03-12-2012, 11:11 AM   #17
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You did very good on the purchase of that home it would seem, and it looks like you got a good start on it's updating! What size lot is it? The mature landscaping really looks like it provides great seclusion!

Is that a pond with a walkout island in the top right corner of your lot picture?

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That is a wall paper nightmare! None of the patterns or colors even go with each other. How very odd. I guess there is no accounting for poor taste.

Sounds like you got a great deal...a house that was structurally sound but cosmetically challenged and so did not auction well. Nicely done!
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Yep, that's a horseshoe shaped pond in the corner. There's even power out to the island. Planning on putting up a golf flag for appearances. Unfortunately, the concrete lining is cracked & broken, so the water gradually drains out. Gonna have to come up with an affordable solution to seal it, after the house is done. (Suggestions?) The property is 2.9 acres.



One more example of the weird tastes of one of the P/Os. Once all the wallpaper was off, we discovered the original base walls in several rooms were painted red. Also discovered while tearing off the kitchen counter tops that the gray tile was installed over the original RED formica. Even noticed that the base color on the wrap-around deck was red.


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Holy crap - you ain't kidding about the red!

Good luck, looks good so far.
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Old 10-12-2012, 09:58 PM   #21
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Been outside taking advantage of an unusually nice Pacific Northwest summer, so haven't been able to update this thread. Well, here comes the rain, so here's what's been done lately.

The one thing that was almost a deal killer when we looked at the house was the stairwell and upstairs hallways. For some reason, the walls up the stairwell, which were the inside walls of the hallways, went all the way to the ceiling. That made the stairwell like a mine shaft and the hallways narrow, claustrophobic spaces.





This is what the hallways leading to the front bedrooms looked like.
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One of the first things we did was tear out parts of the walls to open things up.




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After lots of changes, including moving the master bedroom door, we're almost finished. Still have little touch-ups to complete.


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The hallways are WIDE OPEN now.


Last major project is the master bedroom and bath. Bedroom is just about ready to texture, but bath is going to involve lots of tearing out walls, moving plumbing, and building a walk in shower, Think this is the only reason the wife is keeping me around....
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Nice job so far!
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I'm a fan.

Very nice and at the price you got it for, hard to pass up.

We're dealing with the wallpaper demons at our short sale we bought as well.

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