If walls could talk…I wonder what they’d say. I wonder what tales they would whisper about the lives of those who lived within them.
You see, every home has A Story to tell. And every home still standing is continuing to talk..if we have the ears to listen and the eyes to truly see.
When we first encountered this home on 924 Griggs, SE in Grand Rapids, MI, the owners had moved out. The home was vacant and looked a little forlorn.
The pictures on line revealed a lackluster interior with outdated appliances and fixtures. A physical inspection exposed an an even more outdated monster of a furnace…an old, creaky,40% efficient octopus.
Undaunted, we decided to investigate further. Underneath the layers of dust and grime, we saw a glimpse of its potential. This was a home with lovely bones. In stripping away the faded, stained carpet, we uncovered an exquisite wood floor inlaid with cherry, maple and mahogany strips which now literally gleams with it’s former burnished glory. The coved ceilings add a charming aesthetic. New lighting fixtures brighten the decor and brand spanking new kitchen appliances which include a brand new stove and refrigerator update a tastefully refurbished kitchen.
The front entranceway now sports a beveled glass insert within a solid core wood door. And that old octopus…well, its’ gone, replaced by a high energy efficiency furnace that was so effective that at 60 degrees, the home felt toasty and comfortably warm.
The story of this home goes beyond it’s rescue from the obscurity of MLS mediocrity. It’s a story of a young family and their friends who have patiently restored this home so that another family can enjoy an affordabibly priced dwelling without having to worry about things falling apart. This is what the American Dream is all about. If these walls could tell their New Story…it would be a tale of Hope, Renewal & Restoration!
If you’re in the area this weekend, stop by for the Open House on SUNDAY, November 11th between 1:30 ~ 3:30 p.m. for some refreshments. Be one of the first to view the interior of this Affordable Home! Or you may contact us for a private viewing at 616-791-0511. This home awaits a New Owner for
$90,000! NOW $80,000 November 29, 2007
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