The ugliest house in the world!

Real Estate Agent with ADVANTAGE REAL ESTATE, serving Lincoln County 200509394

bedroom remodelmoving right along!

Here is a photo of the very beginning of a remodel project on a very old home with major water damage due to an incorrect window install. There was a small "closet" wall which needed removal so we could get to the larger window to replace it.

This room was previously filled to the brim with trash and wet furniture, so it actually looks pretty good now that you can actually see the walls!

The larger window on the right side was designed to be installed vertically, not horizontally. It appears to have leaked for years. You can also see the effects of deferred maintenance to garage roof, outside.

The walls have been removed and work has begun on window replacement and new drywall and insulation to follow.

This project is a good example of what happens when you cut corners to save money by improperly performing repairs which are not up to code.

This house may be ugly now,  but her days of ugliness are numbered!  Stay tuned for more exciting updates!


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Comments (6)

Dan Spencer
Aspen Lane Real Estate - Aurora, CO
Your Colorado Home Source

Barbara I look forward in seeing the remodel updates. Seeing "Old" homes remodeled is such a great thing!

Feb 02, 2015 04:06 AM
Jon Zolsky, Daytona Beach, FL
Daytona Condo Realty, 386-405-4408 - Daytona Beach, FL
Buy Daytona condos for heavenly good prices

Barbara - it is so easy to wreck havoc by cutting corners. We are doing remodeling, and went through trying to save and use guys who say they know, but they don't...

Feb 02, 2015 04:08 AM
Barbara Le Pine
ADVANTAGE REAL ESTATE, serving Lincoln County - Newport, OR
Your agent for the Central Oregon Coast!

Dan, I have my camera at the ready! I agree, I love seeing a home restored to former glory.

Jon, it is truly up to the homeowner to learn all they can about a home and the best way to repair what needs work. Getting a few different bids can clarify what needs to be done, with best materials and reasonable time frame / fair price for labor.

Feb 02, 2015 04:20 AM
Michael A. Caruso
Surterre Properties - Laguna Niguel, CA

Yup, that's ugly!  Can't wait to see the after photos. Good luck with the remodel.

Feb 02, 2015 07:43 AM
Michael Dagner
Brokers Guild Classic - Denver, CO
Your Denver Homes Realty Expert

Barbara, most of the time wallpaper needs to go.  Its already looking better as it comes off.

Feb 02, 2015 01:52 PM
Sheila Anderson
Referral Group Incorporated - East Brunswick, NJ
The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133

Good morning Barbara. Ugly but not the worst I have seen. Is this a personal project? I'll stay tuned.

Feb 02, 2015 10:16 PM