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Showing posts from October, 2017

Progress So Far

Well, I've had a few set backs, including finding out that drywall and interior framing work requires a permit, but the house is almost ready for walls! Here's what we've done so far to get to this point: 1) Electrical has been roughed in! The house is currently totally roughed in for electrical with 200 amps of service and a new panel! Electrician Dimitri Tsikoudis of Accentric Electric will be back to finish when the walls are up and hang all of my pretty lights! 2) Plumbing has been roughed in! Despite plumbing looking like it was half done already (just like the electrical), it had to be completely scrapped thanks to some shoddy work under the previous owners. Andy's Plumbing did a fantastic job and roughed in everything, basically solo, in 2 weeks. The new system uses PEX tubing for water supply around the house with a single manifold in the basement to control it all. Andy also added new gas lines and all new waste lines. Soon the energy-efficient hot water

House of the Week: History is your Neighbor

One of the most amazing locations in sought-after Tredyffrin-Easttown School District, this 4 bed+ colonial home is a corner property sandwiched in Valley Forge National Park. Part of the Glenhardie neighborhood, this 1.2 acre property overlooks the rolling hills of the historical park. And while its over 140 years old, it has the perks of modern living with central air, public water and sewer, and an open kitchen. 500 Gulph Road - $699,500  4 beds, 2 1/2 baths (plus an unfinished 3rd floor with potential for extra beds and baths!), 2816 sq ft, 2-car attached garage, gas heat and central air. Click the above link or here for the full listing. This fantastic home is ready to go but still leaves lots of potential for a buyer to expand or put their spin on this historical gem. I do not represent this listing or seller. All information is received through Trend MLS and is deemed accurate at time of posting. Some information in this posting is only the opinion of the w

The Renovation Plan

2 months ago, almost exactly, I bought my first "flip".  The term "flip" brings to mind a quick renovation in order to churn up some cash, but thats not my goal with this house. Sure, making money on it (or at least breaking even!), is part of the plan, but I am interested in taking the bones of an old, well-made house and making it someone's dream home. For the average buyer I represent, doing extensive renovations isn't in their budget. So my goal is to not only create a home for someone, ready-to-go, but to bring an old home back to life and pay tribute to the original craftmanship.  But enough. Off the soapbox and onto the house!  Its approximately 100 years old, probably a bit older than that. It's around 2000 sq ft, and originally housed 4 -5 bedrooms and 2 full baths. It had "servants' stairs" off the kitchen, rosettes on every doorframe and extremely tall ceilings (over 9 ft)  But when I bought it, it more or less