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As Your Beaver County continues to grow, I am constantly being surprised by the cool experiences that come along with building something and putting it out there into the world.

Back in November, I wrote an article about an old house in Beaver that I thought had a ton of potential. I called it The Project House. It was in pretty rough shape, but I thought it might be the perfect fit for someone who liked doing home improvement projects.

Well as it turns out, someone agreed with me…

The Project House – Flipped

Last weekend, I got an email from a Howard Hannah agent named Nikki Portman. She explained to me that she had stumbled onto my article about The Project House and was wondering if I would like to see what had been done to it over the past few months.

I think flipping houses is a pretty cool concept, and I obviously liked this house enough already, so I jumped at the chance to check it out. What I didn’t expect was to be completely stunned by what the house looks like now.

As we walked through the now stunningly beautiful house, Nikki explained to me that she was working with two brothers who own a construction company and also flip houses. Interestingly, they are originally from Beaver, so this was almost a passion project for them….and it shows.

Keep in mind, this home looked really bad back in November…but look at it now…

Running the Numbers

According to public records, Big League Construction purchased the house back in January for $92,500. We’ve all seen those house flipping shows on HGTV, so let’s do the math.

If they have it listed today for $255,000, then we can reasonably assume that they have less than $162,500 invested. But based on what I saw, I think that number might be cutting it very close. Once again, this place is stunning.

Let’s start with the big stuff. They replaced everything. We’re talking new roof, new furnace and air conditioning, new hot water tank, new plumbing, new electrical.

Then there is the detail stuff. New stainless steel appliances. New kitchen cabinets and bathroom fixtures. Quartz countertops. New custom woodwork throughout the house.

After that, it gets even cooler.

The original floor plan upstairs contained an extra bedroom that you had to walk through the master bedroom to get to. Well that extra bedroom is gone because it’s now a master bathroom. Yep. There’s two full bathrooms upstairs. That doesn’t happen in downtown Beaver.

There is also a smaller room on the second floor that has been converted into a laundry room. That’s right. No more lugging your laundry baskets up and down the steps.

They also vaulted the ceilings in the attic and finished off that space as another bedroom. And don’t forget the cool little room off the kitchen that is now a really convenient pantry.

Oh yeah, and there’s a two-car garage out back! 🙂

Remember the Original Reason: Location

All this flip stuff is great, but it’s also important to put into perspective the reason that I looked at this house in the first place. It’s in a perfect location!

For anyone who likes the idea of living in Beaver, we are talking about a house next door to College Square and literally one block back from Heirloom Restaurant and the rest of downtown Beaver. The parks would practically be your back yard.

What these guys have done to this house in the past few months is nothing short of amazing. I dare you to walk through this house without falling in love with it. Seriously. I dare you.

Andrew is a professional freelance writer and lifelong resident of Beaver County. He created Your Beaver County to promote and showcase all of the positive aspects of our incredible local culture! You can find more of Andrew’s professional information at Brooklyn Content, or you can also follow him on his personal twitter account, @theAndrewSelby.