In the case of the “Brick House” from season three, the speedy sale can be chalked up to a combination of the Gaines pedigree and the sellers’ not attempting to gouge rabid fans of the show with an exorbitant asking price.
The three-bedroom, two-bathroom home remodeled on the second episode of the third season landed on the market for $219,900. It’s the lowest asking price for a Magnolia original we’ve seen.
The Sanger Heights neighborhood isn’t the priciest in town, but with its historic homes and beautiful trees, it’s charming and convenient to Baylor University. The Gaines made sure the home they transformed is now one of, and possibly the most adorable, homes in the area.
The 2,079-square-foot home was built in 1927, and the Gaines team went over every inch of it. When they came across it in 2015, it was listed at $114,900. On the episode, the couple buying the home had an all-in budget of around $160,000.
The goal was to restore the home’s vintage elements, while updating it to conform with today’s standards. Joanna loved the arched front door and made the arch a running theme throughout the home.
The priceless original hardwood flooring and ceiling tiles were saved by simple refinishing, and they still shine bright today.
The arched glass windows on the living room’s built-in cabinetry are a true highlight. Originally, there was only a bank of built-ins on one side of the fireplace, but Joanna had another built to flank the hearth on both sides. The arch theme is echoed in the dining room’s hutch.
No “Fixer Upper” reno would be complete without an open kitchen, but Chip and Jo did way more than just building a huge, arched passageway through to the dining room. They also added quartz countertops, custom built-ins, a tankless water heater, and stainless-steel appliances.
They left in a strategic and stylish element of the original home—an exposed red brick column, which absolutely makes the room.
As for Joanna’s signature shiplap, she didn’t add any! It was already there—at least on the walls and ceiling of the master bedroom. The team simply exposed it and painted it white, then added the sweet chandelier.
The other bedroom also received a new paint job and resurfaced floors. And the large loft room upstairs, which now features a full bath, a walk-in closet, and reading nook, could be used as a kids’ room or even a master.
But wait, there’s more! Outside there’s a separate, detached building that Chip and Jo didn’t touch. It leaves the new owners a number of options. Right now, it’s a large workshop, but it could be converted to a granny flat, studio, or an income-producing rental.
We’ve seen some “Fixer Upper” owners with dollar signs in their eyes wind up with homes languishing on the market. But in this case, the sellers made a sensible pricing decision and were rewarded with a quick sale.
Source: Real Estate News and Advice – realtor.com » Real Estate News