Our Second Flip: Meet Archie

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We’ve done it again. Will Archie exceed Beverly or at least rival her? Let’s take a before tour!


Second Flip House Before Tour


We done bought us another flip house.

And I promise you if this one stands in the way of me getting a new kitchen this year, I will be forcing Jordan to get a new career.

This reminds me a lot of what our first flip house looked like on the inside which means….hello, overwhelm. We meet again. Let’s take a look at ol’ Archie.


exterior of flip house

Yep. There he is in all his glory.

I actually think this is really cute on the outside and can somewhat see the final product at least the exterior easier than I could with Beverly.

This one also has a storage shed like Beverly, but it seems to be in much worse shape.

The outside is rough and we have a lot of cleaning up to do.

exterior of flip house

Again, just a big YIKES.

But wait until you move inside.

Archie Specs

Archie is about 1200 square feet, 3 bedrooms, 2 bath.

Which is crazy to think in only 100 more square feet this has an additional bedroom, but just like we talked about in house flipping for beginners, we don’t ever plan on flipping another house that’s less than 3 bedrooms.

This house is what’s called a shotgun house which means that it’s not “wide” like you think of a ranch, but instead it’s skinny and long front to back.

Archie Inside

interior house down to the studs

Sooo, yeah.

Not even a front door.

The bright light you see is the sun coming in between the pieces of wood that are making a “front door” at the moment.

I can’t wait until I can take a photo standing right here in this exact spot with a beautiful front door and maybe even some fancy, schmancy matte black modern door handles like the gorgeous ones we got for our last flip house.

The Kitchen/Dining Area

interior house down to the studs

The hole in the floor is a nice added touch, don’t you think?

But yes, this is where the kitchen will be. The sink will be where the hole is and the 2 larger windows will be the dining area. Because of the small square footage, it won’t be a separate room, but we will visually make this separate like we did with Beverly.

The Fireplace

stone fireplace with windows on either side

A random school chair gives off super creepy vibes, yeah?

I really like the stone on this fireplace and I’m not 100% sure what we’re going to do with it but because it’s in the middle of the living space, we want to make it a focal point.

Directly behind me taking this photo is the front “door” you saw earlier. When you first walk in, the fireplace is the first thing you see.

The Living Area

interior house down to the studs

To be fair, this is a shot of the entire house and it gives you a feel of what a true shotgun house is. It’s very long front to back. So this is me standing at the very front of the house and you can see the living area (with the fireplace to my right out of camera view), the dining area, the kitchen and the back which will become a small mudroom/laundry.

If you’re having trouble envisioning it, you’re not alone. Promise.

Guest Bedrooms

interior house down to the studs
interior house down to the studs

When looking down the hallway, it’s bedroom 1, bathroom, bedroom 2, primary suite. All in a row.

interior house down to the studs

This is the hallway currently and all the bedrooms are off to the left, with the living space off to the right.

The Guest Bathroom

interior house down to the studs

No floor, you guys. No friggin floor.

But somehow, we’re going to turn this into a bathroom.

It’s small, but I believe the plan is to lay it out very similar to how the guest bathroom in Beverly was laid out.

The Primary Suite

interior house down to the studs

The primary suite sits in the back of the house and we will be creating an ensuite since it doesn’t exist right now.

Laundry Room/Mud Room

interior house down to the studs

This is a bit tougher to envision because technically the shot you’re seeing right now is going to become a small closet with the water heater in it.

The plan is to add some hooks and maybe a little bench under this window and then on the opposite side that you can’t see (but it’s just open studs) will be a stackable washer and dryer.

trash piled up in backyard

Ah, yes.

Nothing beats a good view, am I right?

This view is if you’re standing at the back door in the laundry room area. We are hoping to be able to salvage that shed, but if not, it will just give more of a lot.

There he is. Archie is…struggling. He’s lived some life. But hopefully we can breathe some new life back in him and patch him all up and a family will get to snuggle in tight here!

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