House Flip Update; Historic Home Rehab

I realized this morning that I haven’t done any new updates on the rehab of our historic house since the news story aired on CBS 3.

Right now it has a new roof, we cleared the yard, filled in the pool, tore off the half-assed addition and cleaned everything up, all the new windows are in, the interior plumbing and electric is all roughed in, all the sheetrock is up and the guys are starting to paint the interior. Our contractor said that he picked up 90 gallons of paint at Sherwin Williams for the interior. Also the exterior is primed and we are starting the finish coats on that.

Here are some photos I have of the work in progress. You can see the before pictures HERE, the before video HERE and the CBS news story of the house HERE;

Filling in the Pool

View of Illegal Addition and Pool

Tearing off the Addition

Addition Gone, Pool Filled In

Side View all Cleaned Up

I don’t have any new pictures of the interior or of the exterior painted, so I will have to get some of those to show you what it is looking like now.

We should be finishing this one up soon. Once the sheetrock goes up and everything is painted it’s a race to the finish line!


  1. You are the man. It’s very impressive the complexity of rehab projects you take on considering the length of time you’ve been in the game. Very impressive.

    Do you have your own crew or do you sub it out or use a gc?

    • Wow, thanks Curtis!

      We do take on some pretty large projects.

      Right now we have one lead contractor that runs our jobs. He subs out plumbing, electric, sheetrock, roofs, insulation, etc….

      Thanks again for following our blog and for the comments.

  2. Can’t wait to see the finished product on this one. How big might the renovation budget wind up on a project of this size? Good luck on the final stages.

    • Hi Greg,

      We are winding down on this one.

      The house is huge and required a ton of work so I think the rehab will be around $87,000, give or take.

      Thanks for the comments.

  3. I see a lot of baseboard heat on your pictures and was wondering what kind of HVAC do you typically put into your places, especially something historic like this?

    • Hi Nathan,

      We usually use hot water baseboard because it’s easier to install and a little less expensive then forced hot air units.

      In some of our older homes, if their is an existing steam radiator system in place and they are still in good condition, we will use that.

      Thanks for the comment.

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