I went to Asheville last week to meet with our client at her project site (pictured above). I also got to hang with a bunch of my good friends AND drive around stalking all our houses, lots, potential houses and potential lots. Here's a little update on things down South.
First,I'm not sure the people who bought our house are living in it which makes me very, very sad. It shouldn't because it is just a house, and you know, it's not mine anymore. But we loved that house. We poured so much into it, and to imagine it sitting empty gives me pause.
Secondly,remember this little house VERY close to downtown that we lost out on? Well, a developer out of the Northeastern US bought it (ugh) and have had their hands full. I'm betting they will still make money on the sale, but they've had to almost completely rebuilt it. (Iit is inside the Montford Historic District to boot!) We are talking probably 75% new wood siding, all new foundation walls, new wood piers and new concrete pier foundations. All new electrical and mechanical systems. The inside was down to the studs, with many studs having been replaced.
Eek. It would have been a great house in a great location, but that much work. Maybe we are lucky we didn't get it after all?
Finally,the lot we bought and sold. A friend of ours designed the house for it. It is very different from what we would have done, but good to see something happening there!
I was supposed to take a bunch of photos of work Marc and I have done professionally, but the light wasn't right and I didn't have a good camera, so BAH. I think we are going to have to hire it out. So those later too!