The Sunglasses House: After Pics


As a reminder, here is a link to the BEFORE pictures of The Sunglasses House…

Here are some AFTER pictures of The Sunglasses House:

Front of House

Front of House

Living Room

Living Room (Fireplace)




More Kitchen


Breakfast Area in Kitchen

Dining Room

Dining Room

Master Bedroom

Master Bedroom

Master Bedroom

More Master Bedroom

Master Bath

New Double Vanities Master Bath


Shower in Master Bath


Guest Bedroom (both are identical)

Guest Bath

Guest Bathroom


Basement Room (Newly Added Window)


Back Deck


Back of House

Back Yard

Back Yard

13 responses to “The Sunglasses House: After Pics”

  1. Alex says:

    Looks great! One of your best. Although I still think that The Second Chance House is your best one so far. But Second Chance was staged and this one isn’t–it does make a big difference.

  2. J Scott says:

    Alex –

    Definitely true about staging. I would have loved to have seen this one staged…it would have looked amazing. But, then again, I’m pretty happy that I likely won’t have to stage it!

  3. Jose says:

    How much was the rehab for this project?

  4. Jose says:

    Never mind I found it. Thanks!

  5. Abel says:

    House turned out great

  6. Mark says:

    Nice work.

  7. Sean says:

    Wow! This one looks great. I noticed carpet in the bedrooms – would you ever go with hardwood floors if they were under the old carpet? Is one or the other better for a higher end resale project? I’m trying to help my mother-in-law make the decision. Thanks.

  8. J Scott says:

    Hey Sean –

    I can put down nice, new carpet for less than it would take to refinish hardwoods (the bulk of all the carpet made in the U.S. is only about 90 minutes from where I live). So, unless I needed hardwood as a selling point, or unless it were a higher-end rehab, I would generally just use new carpet in the bedrooms.

    That said, if refinishing the hardwood were cheaper, and if I were certain the owner would prefer that over carpet, there’s certainly nothing wrong with hardwood in the bedrooms.

    Another thing to consider is the climate…if it gets excessively cold (like where you live), carpet may be a better choice just from an insulation and comfort standpoint.

  9. Chris says:

    Love the way you do such a nice job!

  10. John says:

    Hey J.

    When you have a stand alone shower like you have in the master bath in this house, do you typically attach a glass door or just hang a shower curtain? I’m rehabbing a house now and was looking at shower doors and didn’t realize how expensive they are. I don’t know how much a shower door would help or hurt when selling the property.

  11. J Scott says:

    Hi John –

    It depends on a couple things:

    – If it’s a nice tiled shower, you want to show it off as opposed to hiding it behind a translucent curtain; so, in that case, definitely use a clear glass door;

    – If it’s a fiberglass shower, it’s going to depend on the price range of the house. In a lower price range, a curtain should be just fine. In a higher price range, you’re probably better going with at least a cheap glass door.

    For reference, depending on the width of the opening, you may be able to find a standard shower door at Home Depot for under $200…

  12. David Lemmon says:

    I just heard your BP podcast today (1/1/17) and looked up your website. Thank you very, very much for all your work to document your flips. It is a tremendous resource.
    About The Sunglasses House. I am not understanding. How is it that it was purchased for $33,000; and then sold for ~$122,000; but only yielded around $10,000 profit?
    This is puzzling compared to your other deals.

  13. J Scott says:

    Hi David,

    We put about $70,000 in renovations into this property. Here is the final analysis of the deal where you can see all the numbers:

    We could have sold this property for more money, but we ultimately ended up selling to our project manager (as a personal residence for him and his family). We didn’t want to make a large profit selling to a team member, so we settled on a price that would yield a $10K profit. Enough for us, and a great deal for him.

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