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Taking a Historic Heights Bungalow from Filth to Fab

Well, I'll admit that this summer has been anything but relaxing. We were fortunate enough to take a much-needed trip to see my Dad in Colorado in June and attend a friend's wedding in Mexico last week, but in between those two incredible vacations, we've been knee-deep in renovations. We live on a corner lot in an historic neighborhood in Houston and always joked that if the house behind us ever went on the market (and we won the lottery), we should buy it and double the size of our modest 5,000 sq-ft lot. The house itself was occupied by a family who was eventually evicted and, as luck would have it, Brian ran into the owner about a week after these tenants moved out. The owner had plans to sell the property and already had an offer on the table, but Brian gave him our number just in case that fell through. He was asking more than we wanted to pay--nay, more than we could pay--but there's always room for negotiations in real estate. We hadn't heard back from the