As I have said before, each house has a story and I like to walk in and change the outcome of each story. Well with this house things were a little different. The house looked good from the outside: solid, brick, stable foundation, virtually new roof, and a nice yard.
Upon opening the door you realized the tragedy that had really taken place. Smashed in walls, angry words were written all over the walls with sharpie, evidence of neglect, and sheer darkness as every window was covered with sheet metal.
I realize it’s a house, but the only thoughts that flood my mind are… someone lived this way. I do not know the previous owners, the home had been vacant for quite some time ( I later learned through a series of EXTREMELY trying and unfortunate events), but I wanted to take this home and turn it around. Restore, revive, and recreate it for the next family.
In fact, I had so much “want to” for this house we jumped right in. I have no regrets, but I can tell you this house has literally taken me to my edge. Challenged me to the core, even on a theological level. CRAZY how my job, an item, just a house can carry so much weight in our lives. Through this process I have learned to persevere, to press in, and to finish. There are way too many sob stories/ unfortunate events to fit in this box so I will spare you, but know that I learned a great deal. In a culture and really a generation where we expect over night success and quick wins, I had to go back to scripture to find reality. Every one of my heroes from the Bible and even in history have walked a season of persevering to build something. To build a character that could actually support what their future held. I had to decide that I don’t just want to be an over night success story, but I wanted to build a strong foundation based on truth and not fast results. I wanted a lasting beauty for this house – a foundation that could hold what is to come. I’m thankful for each home, each story, and I’m thankful to add this one to my list.
From day one this house has thrown us curve balls, unknown/ unforeseen damage, more costs than we anticipated, and a lot of tears (my tears… I’m pregnant so they come quickly these days). I’m elated to say we are done. This home is beautiful, clean, restored, and on the market. Even while crutching around nine months pregnant (it really should be an olympic sport!) I too have been restored but on an internal, deeper level.
So here’s to you Landing Edge… thanks for taking me to the edge of myself and teaching me to persevere. You were worth it!
This carpet was full of smells I hope I never smell again.
This is the master bath. I am not sure/ never was sure about what was all over the walls. So hard to walk through early in my pregnancy – the smells were pretty unbearable.
Light, neutral paint colors, and brand new clean carpet – yes!
Here is the new and improved master bath! Large, open, clean, and spacious!
Clean lines, clean finishes, and my favorite in this home are the wood-look tile floors. Feel free to ask me about any paint colors or finishes that you like! This home is here in Houston in Bay Colony Pointe – let us know if you are interested! We would love for you to call this home (3 bed/ 2 bath)!