The Abandoned House

I purchased this home through MLS in Terrell Hills, Texas for $130,000. The home had been abandoned for years and I took possession with dead animals inside. It had been raining inside the home for years through open holes in the roof.  I knew right away that with the condition of this house, my budget and the floorplan that it would give me the canvas I needed to use my creativity to its fullest. This project was a complete gut down to the studs with all new  mechanicals. I basically created a new home minus the foundation and framing.  I moved some walls around, opened the floorplan, raised the ceilings, arched all the openings and added a master bath. This complete remodel included all new electrical, central air/heat, ducting, insulation, drywall, all flooring including real cherry hardwoods and custom tile. We also added special wiring for a flat screen TV and surround sound.  The first thing I did after demo was replace the entire roof including the sheeting as well as have the foundation leveled as it had sunk 6 inches in one corner. My landscaping package was also quite extensive with the use of limestone boulders. After staging the home with my personal furniture and moving in with my wife, it sold in 13 days for $344,000.

Before and After Video

Abandoned House Before Front
Abandoned House After Front
Abandoned House Before Living Room
Abandoned House After Living Room
Abandoned House Before Hall
Abandoned House After Hall
Abandoned House Before Kitchen
Abandoned House After Kitchen
Abandoned House Before Fireplace
Abandoned House After Fireplace
Abandoned House Before Yard
Abandoned House After Yard