Condemned by the city and abandoned by its it owner, this conservative home was in need of much care and updating since its constructing at the turn of the century. The house had laid abandoned for years until a squatter decide to make it their home, ransack the place and set up camp in the warm basement and make use of the material hoarded over the years to survive. The traditional galley kitchen was out along with the dividing wall separating it from the dinning room and in was a new open plan kitchen complete with carrara marble countertops, stainless steel appliances, custom shelving nook, and additional pantry. The homes refinished hardwood floors, fully tiled glass shower, and modern colors make the house feel cool and fresh. A modern rain screen was applied to the three seasons porch to inform the neighborhood that a modernist lives here. In the back yard, trees were cut to make way for fresh landscaping, privacy hedges and evergreens were planted to shield neighboring views, and mulch bedding was laid on the perimeter . The new facade, modern fresh paint color, and updated yard has added a level of charm and character the neighborhood has welcomed with open arms.