Bright purple walls, patchwork flooring and a bottle green exterior characterised this Rosewater house just two years ago – it’s hard to believe looking at it now.
An extensive renovation has completely transformed the rundown villa at 828 Torrens Road into a contemporary five-bedroom character home.
While its old-world charm has been retained, modern design trends have breathed new life into the 1910-built villa.
Ray White Port Adelaide principal Nick Psarros, who is marketing the property with Nathaniel Kennerdale, sold it to the current owners in February 2019 and was shocked at how much it had changed since then.
“I walked in there and I couldn’t recognise it,” he said.
“It was absolutely putrid when I walked in the first time, it had been let go.”
He said it was tired and dilapidated inside while the backyard was full of rubbish, but that didn’t deter the buyers.
A Massachusetts community has rallied around an elderly woman whose home was in desperate need of repairs thanks to one courteous electrician.
John Kinney was fixing a damaged light fixture at Gloria Scott’s Woburn residence recently when he noticed how dilapidated and run-down her home was, according to CNN.
“There was extensive plumbing damage, there was holes in the ceiling, raccoons were getting in,” he recalled to the outlet, adding how Scott, 72, also didn’t have running water and her kitchen sink was broken and leaking.
“It was definitely a hazard. It was a rough condition she was living in and I noticed immediately,” Kinney continued.
After completing the job, Kinney went home — but he kept thinking about Scott, and how she disclosed that she lived alone and couldn’t afford repairs.
Because of that,