A few months ago, this house was a mess: Water was dripping through a big hole in the roof to a trashcan with a kiddie pool underneath it. There were heaps of outdated clothes thrown on dirty yellow shag carpet in the master bedroom, and duct-taped carpet squares concealed holes in the linoleum.
But there also some interesting period details.
But it wasn’t clear what would survive the renovation. The property, located in a Lodi subdivision near the Mokelumne River, needed a major overhaul before it could go back on the market.
A few months later, most of the interesting period details have been stripped out.
Hints of mid-century design remain.
The brown tile in the master bathroom is still there.
Instead of screaming mid-60s, the house now whispers it. It’s a shame, but truth be told many of the old materials weren’t that high in quality. The property will surely sell more readily this way than it would have with refurbished period details.