Spec House 2014

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Hey there! So I totally messed this up, but I’m going to share anyway.  Be prepared to see poor quality iPhone photos of a brand new, unclean house.

This is how it all unfolded.

We bought a 1 acre building lot in our neighborhood to build a spec house on.  I designed the house, a modest 1900 sq. ft. 3 bedroom 2 1/2 bath with an attached 2 car garage and a detached 24′ x 28′ shop.  People have a lot of “toys” in Central Oregon and really appreciate having extra space for the “man cave/workshop/motorized toy shed.”  It’s definitely one of the perks of living in the country.  Anyway, it was a fun project to work on.  It took 5 months to build and toward the end of it, I was hired to manage a huge remodel/addition of a beautiful home for a client.  Needless to say, I got a little distracted and I completely forgot to take “good” photos of the spec house.  You see, my husband is a realtor and before we even had a chance to list the house, or clean it, he nonchalantly pitched it to another realtor.  That realtor brought some clients over to look at it and guess what?  They bought it!  I couldn’t believe that the first person to look at it wanted it!

So anyway, I did take a few pictures with my phone, but I regret not using my quality digital camera… And, I regret not having the photos of the kitchen after it was cleaned.  But, sometimes that’s life right?  I’m going to put my “attention to detail” self aside and show you the nitty gritty.

Here ya go…

The Entry


The Kitchen


This butcher block counter was actually reclaimed from an old beam in a local church.


I love this copper farmhouse sink!

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The Master Bedroom and Bath





Hall Bath


The Living Room

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The home has a very nice private wooded back yard.  (If you look closely through the sliding glass door, you can see a baby deer :))

Rear Exterior

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So there you have it.  It’s really quite a lovely home and the new home owners are showing pride of ownership and adding their personal touches already.

   One of the reasons why I decided to post this a year and a half after the fact is because this home sits next to my 4th Flip House.↓


Actually, we bought our  building lot for the spec house from this ↑ distressed property owner.

Imagine this scenario… You buy a brand new house next to this house!  Yikes!


The new homeowners were very patient about the neighbors property because they knew that it was in the foreclosure process.  I had NO idea that I was going to be the one to fix it up!  I can’t tell you how happy it makes me to build nice homes and fix up the dilapidated ones in my neighborhood!  The way I see it, we’re investing in our community one house at a time… and that makes me feel  pretty good!

Click here to read about Flip #4…

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