Our 1915 Farmhouse Remodel

Welcome Back.

Before I jump right in and start posting different projects I thought I would introduce the first house I’m going to share with you, the 1915 craftsman farmhouse. It is our latest project that we just wrapped up on the renovation process. I’m so excited to share all the transformations we did, but first here’s a little information about the home and how it became ours.

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Fun story. Carter and I were looking for an investment property, but kept falling short in the luck department. We were getting outbid on so many homes. Seriously home after home. The market was hot! In mid-April while on an anniversary trip in Europe, this house pops up on MLS. This also happens to be the same weekend back in 2018 that Minnesota gets hit with 24 inches of snow around the twin-cities. Our realtor threw on his snow boots to run out and check on this house out for us. After video chatting, we decided to put in an offer sight unseen. Luckily no one else made it out to see the house in the snow storm because our offer was quickly accepted. Hey Carter, Happy Anniversary. I got you a house! 😉

So as is, this house includes 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, and 3119 square feet. Outside it has a single stall detached garage, a shed, and a wheelchair accessible ramp. The lot size comes in at half an acre. The main floor includes a full bath, dining room, kitchen, small bedroom, living room, sunroom, pantry, and washer and dryer set up in the mudroom. The upstairs level has two big bedrooms, both with a set of regular closets and matching attic storage rooms. Sandwiched between those two rooms is a third tiny room. It technically was too small to be considered a bedroom. The basement is home to a small family room, an office/bedroom, a half bathroom, and a small kitchenette. There was also another washer and dryer down there. The basement is technically considered finished, but needs lots of TLC.

Our initial plan was to get the lot split in two. Due to the size we knew we could get a better profit if we sold half of the lot to a developer. After gathering information on how to go about getting the lot split, we started to get a little nervous about how long it could take. Not to mention the possibility of the split not getting approved. After much thought and consideration, we decided to proceed ahead with the remodel as planned and not try to split the lots.

Top Items To Address:

1. Add a proper master suite

2. Remodel Kitchen and Dining Room

3. Update all 3 bathrooms and add a 4th.

4. Build new garage

5. Add AC/Heat

6. Refinish hardwood floors

7. Paint entire house interior and exterior

8. New roof

9. New windows

10. Basement updates.

Be sure to check back each week to see the progress of this flip!

-Heather and Carter

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