House #11: Rehab Pics

July 28, 2009 · 13 comments

Our contractors have been cranking away on The Sunglasses House again this week. The landscaping was completed, the gutters were installed, a huge backyard privacy fence was put up, the master shower and fireplace tiling were completed, and the interior paint is 50% complete.

By the end of the week, the painting should be complete, the reglazing of the windows should be done, the light fixtures should be installed, and we should be ready for the HVAC installation, the cabinets, the flooring and the finishing touches.

We also had a survey completed this week, and found out that the lot is over half an acre. Once the privacy fence went in, we really exactly how big the lot was; the fenced area is huge, and half the lot is still outside the fence.

Here are some pictures of what’s been done since the last video was posted:

Back of House

Back View of House


Tiled Fireplace (partially covered for painting)


Tiled Shower (almost complete)


View of House From Backyard


View of Backyard from Back Deck


View of Backyard from Upstairs Bedroom


Our Watchdog

13 responses to “House #11: Rehab Pics”

  1. hakrjak says:

    Wow, that yard is freaking huge! Nice buy for a family!

  2. Alex says:

    How many square feet is it? 1500 or so?

  3. J Scott says:

    This is the house my brother (my project manager) is buying with his fiancee…we were quite surprised when the survey came back indicating how much land was theirs!

  4. J Scott says:

    The house is about 1800 square feet. The land is about a half acre.

  5. Steph says:

    Wow, nice job. Love the yard.

    The dog is adorable- what’s (her?) name?

  6. J Scott says:

    Thanks Steph! Her name is Rookie…she had just gotten done tearing up the back yard looking for squirrels… 🙂

  7. Steph says:

    Awww. She’s really cute.

    My dog goes nuts over squirrels. He caught a baby one once, but I was able to intervene before he ate it.

  8. ezra says:

    I’m still focused on the missing sunglasses (pun intended).

  9. Thats a nice backyard, especially with the fencing and the deck. Are you going to try to get some grass in there??

  10. J Scott says:

    Hey Matt –

    They laid grass seed after they regraded the back yard…we’ve gotten a couple days of rain now, so hopefully the grass will start growing soon!

  11. Jingle says:

    Any chance of splitting that lot and re-platting? That is one of my strategies. I have 7 lots that I’ve squeezed out of large lots I’ve bought in the last few years. Re-platting is pretty easy and inexpensive here in Colorado. Rehabbing is good, but new home building is where I’ve made most of my $ in the past. I’m waiting for an economic turnaround and I’ll start building new again.


  12. J Scott says:

    Jingle –

    Unfortunately, the lot isn’t THAT big, and it’s not shaped properly to subdivide. But, great thought, and I’d love to hear more about how you do this! Wanna write a guest blog post/article for me? 🙂

  13. Jingle says:

    J Scott, I’ve I’m up to my ass in alligators at the moment, which I guess is a good thing. 3 project going and I generally do one at a time. I should have some time in October and could put something together then. I will email you when I have an opportunity to do something decent.


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