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by sauermj
March 15, 2013
Category:   Past Renovations

From Blight to Beauty,

421 S. Telemachus sat lonely and abandoned for many years even before Hurricane Katrina.  Along with so much other Blight in the city it was an eyesore and a nuisance to surrounding neighbors.

The property sat stagnate and dilapidated, it was mired in a succession consisting of 13 heirs and no outcome was insight.  The property came to the attention of MJ Sauer one evening. She realized the intrinsic beauty in the old house and also that it was the last house in disrepair on the block. MJ set her sights on the property and her persistence paid off.  The property was acquired on November of 2012 and all efforts of Urban Vision were put behind rescuing the home.

The design process began right away. The team knew that a house as unique as this would require and even more specialized floor plan. The atypical perimeter of the house in conjunction with limited square footage proved to be more than a challenge. The plans were constantly changed and severely scrutinized to ensure that every square foot of space was properly utilized.  Time passed and the floor plan began to take shape!
 

Construction commenced on Telemachus as soon as the plan was perfected.  With a meticulous eye for detail, the entire home was slowly reconstructed. From the piers to the roof virtually nothing went untouched on the badly abused old home. The work was done with the exacting detail that people have come to appreciate and expect from an Urban Vision renovation. Historical appointments on the home were replaced as necessary and rebuilt if possible. Weeks passed, an out of the saw dust and sweat began to emerge a beautiful example of early 20tharchitecture!

 

In a mere 3.5 months Urban Vision completed the renovation.  421 S. Telemachus now includes new heart pine floors throughout, an amazing kitchen with custom cabinets and black honed granite counters, a “to die for” master suite with large custom built walk-in closet, huge walk-in shower, custom built shelves and desk in office, along with a new screened porch and an open back deck.  JEALOUS??? I am.

 
 

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