Restore/Refresh/Remodel and Green Building Practice
Nancie’s real estate experience also extends to updating properties to maximize their full investment potential. As a green building/restoration specialist with an EcoBroker designation, she has extensive experience with budget-minded “refreshes” and also full remodel and restoration projects that can add significant value to a home. With a commitment to green building practices and deep respect for Seattle’s architectural history, Nancie and her trusted resources can upgrade a property to meet today’s lifestyle needs while simultaneously honoring the past and the environment.
A New Life for a Ballard Beauty
This Ballard property was once a vibrant family home that had fallen into disrepair. Because of the size of the home and the considerable work that it needed, it sat on the market for several months. Nancie and her partners saw its great potential and purchased the home. They moved forward with renovating the property rather than following recommendations to tear it down. Nancie thought it was important to retain the exterior architecture for the benefit of the neighborhood. The house was taken down to its studs and the layout was reconfigured to suit modern needs. New plumbing, electrical and appliance upgrades, coupled with contemporary finishes created a beautiful showpiece of a home. After the remodel, Nancie sold this home in less than two weeks. Nancie notes that among the most gratifying moments of this project was the return of the home’s original inhabitants, the children who grew up in the house. They thanked Nancie for respecting the home’s history and for having the foresight to preserve the property.