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MOST RECENT

Renovating can be fun and it's encouraging (to me) to post tidy photos of my progress. But let's be honest, this work is filthy, chaotic, and filled with skinned knuckles and nail/screw holes in the bottoms of my feet. Maintaining a tidy work space takes a diligence I haven't yet mastered. My insistence on keeping my scrap lumber, trim, drywall, etc for future projects/repairs doesn't help. Here's a real life photo of what my renovation looks like today. #the1885house #savemeh #chaos #messyreno #wheresthehammer #restorationjunkie #oldhouselove #thisoldhouse #saveoldhouses #oldisbetter

This year we celebrated South Park’s newly designated historic district - bounded by 28th st to the west, Elm st to the north, 31st to the east and A st to the south. 🏡
Have you had a chance to explore the new district? 📸 @wholeheartphotos
#southparksandiego #southparksd #oldhouselove #communityrealtyco #historichomes #saveoldhouses #craftsmanhome #sandiegohistoricdistrict

This window on the left is for the downstairs bathroom at #the1885house. The other side is drywall and a shower surround. This window had no trim at all when we removed the asbestos siding. I asked my siders to rebuild it, so it'll be ready for the window when we get a chance to renovate the downstairs unit. I'm super impressed with how it turned out. It looks like it's always been there! #oldhouselove #sidingrestoration #windowrestoration #showerwindow #thisoldhouse #restorationjunkie #saveoldhouses #oldisbetter

Dreaming of the days when I look out this window and see a beautiful garden, patio and maybe even brick pizza oven too - this is the Martin Perkins house circa 1840. I also see fountains and wildflowers while sipping coffee on the porch. Sometimes all it takes is a little imagination!! Now who has a brush hog I can borrow??!!?? #imagination #wednesdaywisdom #humpday🐫 #fullcirclehomes #rehabaddict #renovation #saveoldhouses #farmhouse #newenglandfarmhouse #antiquefarmhouse #circa1800. Photo credit: @nicoleellengowan

Cleaned vs. not clean. Wade and I are preparing to start refinishing the kitchen floors at #the1885house this weekend so we can start bringing in cabinetry, tiling, etc. That means I need to paint...but paint doesn't stick to filth, so I'm cleaning first. One of my least favorite tasks of being a landlord: cleaning up after other adults. 🤨 Really? You nasty. #landlordprobs #filth #cleanupafteryourself #paintprep #freshpaint #kitchenrenovation #refinishing #restorationjunkie #oldhouselove #thisoldhouse #saveoldhouses #oldisbetter

Nothing gets me so excited as waterproofing! Literally everything leaked in this house when we bought it, gutters, roof, both bathrooms (vents, sinks, toilets, and tubs), kitchen, roof vents, basement and more. After seeing the havoc water wreaks, there is not a better feeling than having a dry, rot- and mold-free house. This waterproofing membrane is 🔥. @laticrete #the1885house #waterproofingmembrane #laticrete #hydrobarrier #waterdamage #nottoday #bathroomrenovation #restorationjunkie #oldhouselove #oldisbetter #saveoldhouses

These are the mailboxes and some light fixtures for the exterior of #the1885house. Copper fixtures are spendy and highly pilferable, so I'm spray painting these instead! #copper #mailbox #light #restorationjunkie #exteriorrestoration #saveoldhouses #oldisbetter #oldhouselove

When the siders pulled off some boarded up areas on #the1885house to patch the siding, we realized it was interior trim nailed on backwards!!! Some of the original trim upstairs is missing and this is enough to trim out the stained glass window! Sometimes I appreciate the weird things crazy people did to this house. 😍 #restorationjunkie #oldhouselove #thisoldhouse #oldisbetter #saveoldhouses #trim

I often wonder who lived in #the1885house before we bought her. What were their lives like and did they love this house too. What conversations happened here? Pregnancy announcements? Family dinners? Fights? Slammed pocket doors?

When we uncovered the beautiful floors in #the1885house, we found that there had been a fire in this bedroom. Large sections of the floors were charred and needed replacing. We considered pulling the entire floor up to feather in the replacements and have it look as good as new...but we steered away from this plan for two reasons. 1. I suck at pulling up T&G floorboards and often bust off the tongue or at least one side of the groove. 2. I love the stories this house tells and want them to stay. This isn't a new house. That's why we love her. #patching #hardwoodfloors #oldhouselove #thisoldhouse #saveoldhouses #oldisbetter #restorationjunkie

This year we celebrated South Park’s newly designated historic district - bounded by 28th st to the west, Elm st to the north, 31st to the east and A st to the south. 🏡
Have you had a chance to explore the new district?
#southparksandiego #oldhouselove #sandiegorealtor #communityrealtyco #historichomes #saveoldhouses #craftsmanhome

It is so crazy to me that we're nearing the end of our exterior restoration on #the1885house. We're replacing rotten wood, adding a custom weeping screed, dentil, finials, and spandrels are being added back, patching siding and cedar shake, pressure washing. And tomorrow...we prime. Who knew that homely little white house we bought almost nine months ago could look like this?! #restorationjunkie #cedarshakes #cedarsiding #clapboard #dentil #finials #spandrels #waterdamage #paint #prime #retromint #oldhouselove #saveoldhouses #oldisbetter

Happy Sunday! We Can’t wait to uncover and restore this barn. Bring on the adventure!!#antiquebarn #barnlove #saveoldhouses #newengland #farmhouse #antiquefarmhouse #fixerupper #fullcirclehomes

Well, after two structural engineers, seven quotes, and nearly three months, structural repairs are complete and the inspection is passed. What you can't see are the two footings/posts in the basement supporting one of the main beams of the house. She's like a tank! Now to pass the framing inspection and we can close this baby up. #preservation #saveoldhouses #structuralengineering #structuralrepairs #waterdamage #badgutters #restorationjunkie #oldisbetter #thisoldhouse #oldhouselove #landlordprobs

I can’t wait to take that dish off of the roof. Then it will look good as new. Ha ha ha!
Today’s progress was the dumpster arrived. Very exciting because I will start cleaning up the yard and inside the house next week. There is tons of debris unfortunately but it will look better when the trash is gone :-) #newengland #saveoldhouses #circahome #fixerupper #rehabaddict #renovation #restoration #plympton #fullcirclehomes #thisoldhouse #photooftheday

And now it begins..time to shine her up! So excited to get cracking on these restoration projects! Starting with these ORIGINAL 1886 wood floors.. Where is @detroitdesign when I need her 😂
#restoration #oldhouselove #newhomeowners🏡 #1886victorian #saveoldhouses #fixerupper #rehabaddict #shoestringbudget

Doing a little weed whacking while the big weed whackers are here! #saveoldhouses #fullcirclehomes #circa1800 #restoration #fixerupper #antiquefarmhouse #stepbystepwecandothis #farmhouse

This is Anderson's Corner - a general store built around 1912 which, although still standing, has been in a state of neglect and despair for as long as I can remember.
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This old building was down the street from my elementary school and is located by a corner stop sign. As a little girl, I loved pulling up next to that sun-beaten and weather-worn place for a few brief seconds and imagining all the ghosts that lurked in the rafters.
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It is still one of my deepest inspirations. I don't know what it is about Anderson's Corner, but to me it is the ultimate symbol of Redland. Something about the whitewash and faded green paint against a backdrop of dusty blue sky and royal palms and poincianas... the way lantana and cane bouganvillea grow so unruly and wild alongside it...
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In a deeper sense, I think Anderson's Corner represents both past, present, and future for the Redland. In its heyday, it was the only general store serving South Dade and was a hub connecting the settlers and pioneers who carved a living out of coral rock and hot sun. It shows our history. We were here long before the cookie-cutter, Medditerranian-style monstrosities. We were here before the skyrises and highways. And like Anderson's Corner, we are still here. But it is uncertain for how much longer. As development leaks closer and closer from Miami into Redland, we have lost so many historic homes and I would be devestated to see Anderson's Corner - and the Redland way of life - finally go.
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After years of being held on to by owners who for decades let it fall into such a derilect state, Anderson's Corner is for sale now, and I have heard rumors of people wanting to restore it into a farmers market, which would be a dream come true.
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#dreamhome #abandoned #abandonedflorida #abandonedfl #deservetopreserve #deserve2preserve #cheapoldhouses #saveoldhouses #savethishouse

More Monday motivation - don’t let fear get in the way of your hopes and dreams! Especially don’t fear the tarp or falling in ceilings - save old houses. It will be beautiful again!!! #favoriteproject #wrighthouse #hugstothisfamily #farmhouse #fullcirclehomes ...#wecandothistepbystep ....#saveoldhouses #fixerupper #rehabaddict #newengland #renovation #antiquefarmhouse

Please if you have 5 minutes to spare please read! It melts my heart to see even Forbes passionate about preservation. https://www.forbes.com/#saveoldhouses #forbes #historichomes #historicpreservation #mckinneytx #raisethebar #designlife #hgtv #thursdaythoughts

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