This house was part of a group of four houses and one warehouse that sit on 7 lots in Cameron, Texas. The house behind the others (which was literally imploding) has been sold to a family who is happily renovating it. The center house is our company’s office, and we renovated the two houses on either side. This page will go over what we have done with the house closest to downtown.
The Travis 1 house has three bedrooms and one bathroom. The third bedroom is an addition (a very sturdy one). It also has a carport and a detached shed that holds the laundry, water heater and a very un-renovated extra bathroom.
When we purchased the house, a tenant had just left in a big hurry. There was much rodent evidence, including a hole in the floor of one bedroom. There were broken windows in several places. The tenant had left behind astounding amounts of food, dirty clothing, and other filth. We immediately cleaned it, painted it, repaired the windows, and put in new flooring. There are still some repairs to be made, but it’s at least livable now.
As of October, 2017, we have found a tenant for the house, who happens to be a family member! We needed to finish doing the upgrades (putting in a new bathroom, adding appliances, installing new heating and air conditioning). It turned out the bathroom was moldy and had rotten sub-floors, so that’s being repaired, as well.
Take a tour of early progress on the house with these pictures. Go to the bottom of the page for photos with lighting and appliances.
Final Finished Project
Here we have curtains, light fixtures, air conditioning, and appliances. Still need the new bathroom, and will probably re-do the kitchen soon.