2713 Elton Ct, Crofton MD

This house was a nice single family home on a flag lot at the end of a cul-de-sac in the Chapman Farms community of Crofton. The couple that owned this house went through a divorce and the bank foreclosed on the property. They sealed up the house and put the property into their normal foreclosure and sale process. The bank wasn’t in any rush. Many times this process takes more than a year.

Six months after they had sealed up the house, the bank received a call from one of the neighbors. There was water flowing under the front door. Apparently there was a small leak in one of the upstairs bathrooms. It took six months for the basement to fill up to the point that it could start to flow out where the neighbors would see. The bank promptly went in and gutted the house. Everything was removed down to the floorboards and studs. Insulation, carpets, hard woods, cabinets, plumbing, fixtures and wiring were removed and the entire house was treated for mold.

When Werrlein Properties took possession of the house, it was a blank slate. We needed to repair some of the framing and replace some of the windows. Everything else was brand new. We installed new insulation, wiring, plumbing, dry wall, flooring, doors, bathrooms and kitchen. It was basically a full remodel of the house without the demolition phase. The bank had already done all of that work. Jon was free to create anything he wanted and as you can see, it turned out beautifully.