House #11: The Sunglass House

May 19, 2009 · 2 comments

It’s been a busy week at Lish Properties…in addition to putting House #10 (The Deja Duplex) under contract, we also put House #11 under contract…

I first looked at this house back in February, and while standing over a hold in the subfloor in the kitchen of the house, my sunglasses dropped off my shirt and into the hole. Normally, I would have just reached down to grab them, but they found their way into a narrow hole in the cinderblock foundation, and dropped down about five feet. There was no way to reach them, unless of course, I purchased the house and sent my contractors in…


Hence the reason reason I bought this house (okay, not really), and hence why it’s named The Sunglass House.

This may be the largest project we’ve yet to undertake. The rehab will likely approach $50,000, and while there is no real structural work to be done, pretty much every mechanical system, and every interior and exterior surface of the house must be repaired. The repair list is very long:

  • New Roof
  • Major Landscaping
  • Replace a Lot of Siding
  • New Gutters
  • New Back Deck
  • Repaired Front Deck
  • New HVAC Systems
  • New Water Heater
  • All New Plumbing
  • All New Flooring
  • New Kitchen Cabinets/Counter-Tops
  • Redesigned Bathrooms
  • New Lighting
  • New Plumbing Fixtures
  • Etc…

And that doesn’t even include the bats in the attic, the rodents in the crawlspace and the termites in the wood! The most amazing part of this whole thing — the house was only built 18 years ago…

I’ll have more to say later in the week after our final inspection and after we get all our contractors over there for bids.

2 responses to “House #11: The Sunglass House”

  1. Bilgefisher says:

    Congrats on the busy week. Thats a good sign. Just wanted to mention I like the blog layout now. I wasn’t sure at first, but its grown on me.

  2. The big rehabs are challenging… but they provide the best before and after photos.

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