Charrissa’s Renovation/Flipping Business

 

From demo day to the final touches, this 1900’s gem of a property is finally restored and looking magnificent! Its been a busy year with this 3-unit condo conversion in Salem MA. The entire building was completely rehabbed. From design/layout to plumbing and electric, and kitchen and bath renovations and custom lighting, its going to be hard to part with this one! I am crushed to sell it as i’ve seen this project develop from an old and worn distressed property to a restored beautiful gem. I knew from the moment I saw this property that it would be a diamond in the rough and today,  it sparkles.

My favorite rooms in this restored conversion are the half baths in units 1 and 2.  The half baths were originally connected to the kitchens as pantries that were used for storage. Today you can’t find pantries like this – from the detailed finish work and the woods that were used to the amazing 1900’s hardware that still works on all the cabinets and drawers!  We added plumbing to both pantries and created what you see today – half baths with vessel sinks that look amazing! We also painstakingly restored the original pocket doors in units 1 and 2 and restored those gorgeous fir hardwood floors!

Loved this project for its character and charm and love it now for how beautiful it has become! It will forever be one of my faves.

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In the past 3 months I have renovated a 3000+ sq foot home in Beverly Cove with extensive renovations to bathrooms, kitchen, flow and outside areas. A bar area was created where a full bathroom used to exist, the kitchen was moved to the back of the house utilizing the existing A-frame addition, walls were moved to create an open-concept layout and high-end finishings were used including black honed granite (resembles concrete) and Kholer appliances and trim including all new lighting. Even though this house was heavy-up on design and true custom work, the entire house received new plumbing and electrical. In some cases outside walls needed to be re-framed and re-done. Here are some pictures of the renovations (more to come when we take professional photography):

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This summer my partner and I worked together to condoize a multi-family in Salem MA. We bought the property as a multi-family and converted it to 3 condos. The entire house consisted of new plumbing, electrical, HVAC ductwork for central AC and heat and took us a long time. Here are some pics of our renovation and my staging/design choices:

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This summer we also renovated and flipped the custest house in Salem. I really fell in love with this one. It was hard to let it go. I truly considered buying it after we renovated it! Here we really focused on design/layout and bringing the house up to plumbing code by adding a full bath and renovating the existing bath. All new paint and updated trim/appliances made it sparkle.

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One of my favorite renovations is our 1700’s carriage house. The property was literally falling over when we purchased it. With some time, love and perseverance we were able to bring this beautiful carriage house back to its original form. Besides all the structural work we did, we added a new kitchen and bath, insulated, added new plumbing and electric and cathedraled the ceiling.

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One of my favorite all-time renovations is our property on Salem Commons. Besides the fabulous location, the home itself is filled with historic charm and has historic deed restrictions on how/what you are able/allowed to renovate. What does this mean? It means that renovations take twice as long but the rewards are amazing! Take a look for yourself…look at that amazing restored chimney in the kitchen! We did so much to this charming property and we are so happy with how it turned out!

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My Prospect Hill, Beverly MA renovation was a very extensive and in-depth renovation. However, it was well worth the wait. This gorgeous 2-family home needed extensive work: kitchens, bathrooms, basement, attic and exterior renovation. This property was also an older property from the 1900’s but look how it turned out! What a beauty.

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One of the first purchases I ever made was in the heart of Boston’s North End. I truly fell in love with this condo and lived there for many years. I did a good amount of cosmetic work to this condo on Hanover St including bathroom/kitchen remodeling and updating the plumbing.  Here’s some pictures:

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