Monday, September 26, 2011

Urban Renewal at its Best!



I think I've mentioned before that I live in a very eclectic neighborhood.
My neighborhood is designated the "historic district" of my city.
(i.e. old houses)
The neighborhood  also borders a university.
(i.e. old houses subdivided into lots of student apartments.)
So, we have a real mix in the neighborhood.
You can read all about that here .

The house above is down the street from Buttermilk Cottage
and has set vacant since I've been here.
The picture above was actually taken before
renovations began last year,
but the appearance of the house is pretty close
to what it looked like when I moved into my house.

Last summer the house was purchased.
I snapped some pictures along the rehab process.









Siding going on!


Almost done!


And voila! Quite an improvement!
The house is now on the market.
Let's hope a nice family takes up residence soon
and gives this house the TLC it needs!

9 comments:

From the Kitchen said...

Isn't it wonderful to see this take place? We live in a similar neighborhood. One old house was an eyesore for years. It was purchased about five years ago and the owner worked on it for the last four. It's now beautiful--very welcome in this old neighborhood.

Best,
Bonnie

John'aLee said...

It's amazing what a little TLC does!

Stitchfork said...

It's good to see a house come back to life and hope some family will move in to take care.
xo Cathy

Karolee said...

I love old houses like that. They have so much character and charm.

delinqious said...

That is gorgeous, I wish there was houses over here in the UK that look like that!

Donna said...

Wow, what a great makeover! We live in the same type of neighborhood and it's always fun to watch things like this happen.

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

They did a wonderful renovation on this. It is wonderful to see these old homes come back to life again.
xo,
Sherry

Victoria - Ozarks Crescent Mural said...

That looks great! What a nice house.

Ellen said...

We live in a similiar historic neighborhood in a University town. It makes me sad - and mad - to see a property owner allow a house to sit empty and decay when there are so many out there who would give anything to be able to purchase an old house and bring it back to life. I'm glad to see this beauty is getting another chance! Hope you get some great new neighbors!

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