It’s the stuff of nightmares, but the payoff is worth it. Riverside and Avondale, and its patchwork of historic homes in every shape, condition and price, is a hotbed for buyers who are prepared to transform a charming vintage house into a modern, functional, worry free home.
But successful projects require a surgical approach. One surprise will uncover more surprises. In this enterprise, surprises equal dollars. But when you’re done, there’s nothing more satisfying. Riverside and Avondale offer a lot of opportunities to show your talents.
Rule #1: Keep the character.
Renovation creep can overtake a project. Before you know it, your sacrificing minute design details and architectural features you decide don’t make a real difference in the…