Back in the day, before air conditioning, Arizonans survived the summer heat by sleeping outdoors on sleeping porches. Sometimes they placed wet sheets in open windows or on porches to create cooler air. Sometimes, as we see at this Wickenburg, Arizona home, they crack holes in the window panes to let air to flow in.
Entries Tagged as 'Fixer-Upper'
April 18th, 2016 · No Comments
April 17th, 2016 · 2 Comments
They’ve sealed in the freshness of this Houston, Texas home.
The house is nearly waterproof!
April 8th, 2016 · 4 Comments
The seller of this house is very upbeat.
The following comments are actual quotes from the seller, corresponding with each photo.
“Partially rehabbed already.”
“This is a winner.”
“Lots of upside.”
“Up and coming neighborhood.”
“Just like John Mellencamp says…”
“…little pink houses.”
April 6th, 2016 · 3 Comments
April 3rd, 2016 · 4 Comments
These Portland, Oregon house photos were sent by a reader. Thank you. The basement wet bar/pot den could use some help with the ceiling.
Half of the ceiling is exposed. Careful you don’t get insulation in your drink.
Exposed wires and combustibles in the basement laundry.
Christmas in April!
Does it make sense to have wood behind the sink?
March 25th, 2016 · 1 Comment
Very clever sellers. If you break the fence trying to visit their house, you must buy the house.
Quite the selection: chain link, metal, and wood fences.
This fence/wall catches your attention.
March 24th, 2016 · 1 Comment
Doesn’t look good. Yikes.
March 20th, 2016 · 2 Comments
One of our readers sent us photos of homes in Battle Creek, Michigan. Here are 2 of the best/worst.
Very a-peeling home?
Were they going for a pseudo-modern industrial look at this house?
March 17th, 2016 · 3 Comments
Green, green, green. Where can I find green to show on St. Patrick’s Day? I know! A dirty, neglected swimming pool!
Your friends will be green with envy that you have a pool.
Is the Blarney Stone down there? Go ahead and kiss it.
March 6th, 2016 · No Comments
The ceiling came crashing down in this Chicago Heights, Illinois home.
The wall was damaged too.
What a mess.
Thank you to our reader for sending these photos.