Almost one year ago, I showed a photo of this house in Buchanan here on our blog.

This home is literally 1,000 ft from our home and I sold it to some friends, Joe and Tracy. Their plan was to take this vacant, bank-owned shell and turn it back into a beautiful home. Because this is a super small world, another friend of ours noticed the photo and told us that many owners prior had been her family. She grew up in this house! Her family had not owned the home for years, but they had always loved it. Well, our friends were determined to make this a family home again and I am so excited to show you today that they have. **It should also be noted that Trent and I are a little jealous about their completion. Happy for them…just a little envious.**

I have some before and after photos and you will be amazed! They have completely transformed this corner in downtown Buchanan. Above is the before photo on the day they purchased the home.

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This home now has 3 bedrooms, 2 full bathrooms, a main level laundry and a main level master suite…a pretty awesome master suite, at that! The home is not yet on the market (as a Realtor, I’m just salivating at it), but I know that Joe and Tracy would totally sell it on their own right now. If you are interested, just private message me and I’ll give you their email so you can connect with them.

We truly are happy for them! They have worked so hard and it completely shows! While our blog is almost always related to our project house, I just couldn’t pass up the opportunity to show you the dramatic change someone else has made…especially in our adorable little town! This is what we call a “win” for everyone!

 

6 Comments

  • August 16, 2017 Reply

    Taylor

    That kitchen is dying for a peninsula or island.

  • August 16, 2017 Reply

    Christy Layman

    Absolutely BEAUTIFUL!! I love the stairwell ❤

  • August 16, 2017 Reply

    Nancy Nicholas

    thanks for sharing.

  • August 16, 2017 Reply

    Ryan Howard

    Wow my childhood home. It looks great!!!!

  • August 16, 2017 Reply

    Pat

    Love the transformation…thanks for sharing 🙂

  • August 21, 2017 Reply

    Ross

    I find this quite…sad.

    Yet another home has had its entire historic interior ripped out and tossed into a dumpster. The new interior reflects a currently trendy aesthetic. And it is all NEW! NEW! NEW!

    While the house had clearly been treated poorly it still retained original base molding, trim, corner blocks, and doors. All this has now been replaced. Why?

    In looking at the Before and After bathroom images, for example, I think how much better the After would look if the old door and all its nice old trim had been retained and refinished. This would have offered a lovely counterpoint to the otherwise all new bathroom and would have let people know they were, in fact, in a historic home. And this would have been more interesting, too.

    Instead, the former character of the house, historic and kinda funky, has now been fully refashioned as something no different than a new house full of Home Depot parts.

    Sigh.

    I will never understand why erasing the soul of an historic home is desirable or celebrated.

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