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Clearing a path, now you can walk through this house

31 Oct

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I haven’t produced a video in some time of the house interior. Here you go for your enjoyment:

Everything in this video need to be gone in two weeks. If it doesn’t get bought or bargained for, it’s gone!

The good news, the bad news, and the worst insurance nightmare.

22 Oct

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This is real life, not just a blog highlighting the ebbs and flows of a project house. So much has gone on in the last few months since my last blog entry, I don’t even know where to begin. In a nutshell, we found our dream home property, moved out of Hudson, dove headfirst into the “busy season” for our business, and then tragedy struck just a few weeks ago.

I wasn’t sure at the time if the incident at Goodwill put the nail in coffin of my dream […]

Peeling paint textures and the sort

10 May

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If you’re just visiting this blog for the first time or you’re not from my small town where everyone knows everybody and their dog’s name, you may not be able to tell from my mediocre iPhone photos throughout the blog, that I’m actually a professional photographer.  I’m also not a professional journalist if you can tell from that huge run on sentence.

I was really dying to get some texture into this blog and 49 Columbia is loaded with textures, toxic lead paint and all!  My previous background was just a free stock pic that had nothing to do with the property, but alas, I spent about 30 minutes walking around the interior of the house documenting the textures along the way with my 100mm macro lens on my Canon 5DmkII (I have a couple Mark III’s but didn’t want to bring them into the depths of hell)

So if you’ve stopped by here a few times in the last couple days, you might have noticed the changing background.  Thanks to my brother-in-law, Shawn, for setting up this theme and doing all the nit-picky stuff I think of.  Just like having a custom code to randomize the 40+ photos I took for the background.

Below is a gallery of the 42 high resolution versions for all the artists and creatives out there.
Free downloads, may they be put to good use!

49Columbia_texture_HiRes_0026 49Columbia_texture_HiRes_0038 49Columbia_texture_HiRes_0023 49Columbia_texture_HiRes_0035 […]

The conclusion of the visual tour

29 Apr

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Finally, I take you through the second floor.  It contains a main room right above where we entered on the first.  Then splits in two tiny bedrooms, followed by a full bathroom with claw foot tub and a Master bedroom and walk in closet, that seems surprisingly large given the small square footage.

It also contains my favorite item in the whole place; A Majestic 7 Electric Receiver.  A very cool looking, but probably non functional radio.
Check out the video blew and see if you can follow along the maze.

 

Bonus info:  Thankfully, a nice neighbor allowed me to borrow his wifi for our wireless camera system throughout the property.  Not that there’s a whole lot of valuables in the place, you can never be too careful.  Someone already stole my garbage can full of scrap metal I cleaned up outside.

A look of the interior, you are not prepared…

24 Apr

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I bought the property only knowing what it looked like from the outside, so I had a feeling there was some craziness going on inside. Nothing could have prepared me for what I was about to encounter after prying off the plywood blocking the entrance into the building.  Check out the video below:

 

*Bonus:  Having owned the place now for over 6 months and shot the video 5 months ago, I just now got to editing and posting the footage.  This was the first time my wife saw what I got her into. Bless her heart…

The property unveiled, what a “bargain” house looks like

21 Apr

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Here it is.  Feel free to comment.