Like many properties in the greater Mason Square area, the house at 30 Colonial Avenue sat uninhabited, ultimately falling into a sate of disrepair.
Although the house had “good bones”, it couldn’t seem to attract any real interest – or commitment, from potential homeowners or local developers. In 2007 SNHS acquired the “eyesore” property in the Upper Hill neighborhood and began the process of “bringing it back to life”.
Under the watchful eye and direction of our Rehabilitation Specialist, Robbin Jones, structural and cosmetic improvements were undertaken. The windows were replaced, a new roof put on and siding added. The floors were refinished and both the kitchen and bathrooms completely refurbished.
The 3,000 sq. ft. house, with a finished attic, was outfitted with Energy STAR – rated appliances including air conditioning and a forced – hot air heating system and a central alarm system was installed as well.
So what was once the neighborhood eye-sore, is now a shining example of the work done by SNHS. Not only that, but it is also owned and occupied by a family that participated in our 1st Time home buyer’s Program.
At the end of the day, the new owners are happy to be in their spacious, energy-efficient home, and frankly, we’re happy another blighted property has been removed from the community.