Tuesday, January 12, 2010

East Texas House Flip - Before

My uncle, Charlie Ham, is a house flipper out in Palestine, Texas. He has really great taste and a good eye for what works and what doesn’t work on a house flip. While visiting family at Thanksgiving, I got to tour his latest purchase. It is straight out of “Mad Men”. These are the “before” pictures. I can’t wait to see what he does with this house!

It sits on a 1.5 acre treed lot. This is a winter time picture, so you can imagine the yard in full bloom.

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The interior is original 1950’s. Check out the vintage stove.

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For a small kitchen, it has a lot of cabinet storage.

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This is a neat banquette.

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This wallpaper was probably the hip thing in 1955.

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Close up of the wallpaper.

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Ok – here’s the “Mad Men” kitchen set. Same countertops and style of cabinets.

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The living room / dining room combo.

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This is a little tv room / den. This exact paneling is in the “Mad Men” tv room.

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DSC02431 The only full bathroom.

DSC02432 One of the two bedrooms.

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This wallpaper looks like something you might see now but it is original to the home.

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The second bedroom. More wallpaper…

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This is a little half bath. I guess it was designed so that one could sit on the toilet and wash hands at same time?

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The neighborhood is really pretty. This is the home next door.

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Stay tuned for the “after” photos.

Later.

5 comments:

Twin XL said...

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SILVIA said...

hi i just found you;-) ...love this style of home, a ranch with no stairs(hate stairs,lol)..how nice when its all done and renovated, would love to get my hands in a home like that someday..be back to see the progress..thanks.

silvia.

Anonymous said...

I want some pieces of the cool wallpaper to use for altered stuff. Has it been distroyed?

My Decor Style said...

Anonymous - I will pass on your request to the owner! Thanks! Nancy

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Thsi post is always prove to be of a high value and quality for readers. how nice when its all done and renovated, would love to get my hands in a home like that someday.