It would make sense to complete one project before starting in on another. Extending this theory out, it would make even more sense to finish one house before starting another. Making sense just isn’t my style, so, despite the fact that we’re still hard at work on our house in Gulfport, MS (more on that to come!), we’ve gone ahead and gotten ourselves a little project house in Mobile, AL. This one is a bit of an adventure, so I thought I’d kick things off with it.
This property is a 2-bedroom, 1-bath house, and is about 1300 sq ft. It was built in the ’30s (we think) and was being sold as part of an estate. It hasn’t been updated, probably ever, and thus needs quite a bit of TLC (see what I did there?). As in, pretty much everything needs to be re-done. Fun fact: It happened to be raining on the day we closed, and when we walked in there was water pouring down the wall. I mean, we knew there was water damage and that it would need a new roof, but actually seeing liquid coming down the wall and pooling on the floor is a little scary… maybe that’s why nobody else wanted it. I can’t really say I blame them.
Despite the water and the minor freak-out that ensued (thank goodness we’d already lined up our contractor!), this seemed like a great opportunity for us, since it otherwise has good bones and mainly just suffers from a lot of deferred maintenance. So, we went for it, and now here we are- ready to dive in. I’m really excited about this project and the potential in this little house, and am looking forward to seeing how it turns out! Here are a few ‘before’ pictures to show you what we’re working with. What do you think?