Sunday, August 26, 2012

168 Mills: "The BEFORE"

Here are some BEFORE pictures of 168 Mills Street.  Just a warning, the pictures aren't pretty, but the bones of the house are solid.   Most of the issues are cosmetic.  The biggest problem is resulting from some missing shingles/roofing on the attic dormer.  There is some water damage in the front bedroom and the living room.  Additionally, the house has sat empty for 4 years.  The constant hot/cold/hot/wet combination has caused the paint to peel in some of the rooms.  

Front of the house.  Not sure if I'll keep the overhang on the front or not.  

Back/side of the house.  

Front porch.  Will make a GREAT 2-3 season room.

Standing in the living room/dining room near the front door.   Ceiling shows the water damage.

Reverse view - a little dark, but shows the area of water damage.

Taken from the dining room into the kitchen - paint peeling.

OLD kitchen cabinets.  Not a lot of space and an OLD "pepto" pink swirled counter tops/back-splash.

Back bedroom - note the beautiful wood window. 

This room may have the worst paint peeling issues.  The ceiling is fine, not even cracked.  Just paint!

1 bathroom.  Ugly, but not horrible.

Middle bedroom, the smallest.  Interesting lay out -- two entry doors on either side.

Front bedroom - some water damage.

Stay tuned!  It's a work in progress.


  1. You go girl!!! Can't wait to see what you do with it! :-)

  2. Me too. Knowing you, it'll end up on a DIY tv show :)

  3. Can't wait to see what you do with it! :) Great winter project!

  4. You are a girl after my own heart!
    I love houses like these.