A Carl Before After
I’ve written previously about my friend Carl, in Wichita. Recently, he sold the HUGE house he had, and the new owner has been tearing out everything Carl did, and tearing out original features. Sigh.
Two years ago, Carl sold another house, one he had flipped. He purchased it for $18K and sold it for $175K. Nice. The new owner did nothing to it, and sold it last month for $210K. Carl told me: “I sold it too cheap!”
Carl is now working on a fabulous 1880s house that had been restored in the 1980s…and has been falling apart ever since.
My approach to old houses is quite different than Carl’s. I am all about restore restore restore and Carl is just make it better. And I am fine with this. Carl never destroys original features, and is careful to protect them. But he is sooooooo not going to remove decades of paint off trim. In short, Carl is more sane than I am.
Today, Carl sent me these images of the dining room:
I think it looks great. And potential buyers will love it.
But I itch to remove the paint off the trim.
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