A House That Time Forgot in ATL
Tucked away in a small community in northern Atlanta is a townhouse that seems to have frozen in time. This community, which was built in 1983, has seen its share of homeowners and Atlanta home remodeling. Yet, one home, which was purchased for a mere $30,000 in late 1983, has been left for dead all these years.
The original homeowner, then 29, purchased the home as his bachelor pad. He lived in it for 2 months, furnishing it with the amenities modern for that era. And then, just like that, he fell in love. Because the market was so volatile he chose to hang on to the little home but also purchased a lovely single home in the suburbs for his new bride. Although the market bounced back and selling the townhouse was a smart idea, he never let it go. Instead, it was left to sit, letting time forget it. Occasionally he would store things in the house, disrupting the dust and the cobwebs. But mostly it just sat.
Over 3 decades later, his children are grown and most have flown the nest. His younger son, now 25 and finishing up his master’s degree wants to live closer to the city. He knows about his dad’s property and has asked if he could move into it. At first, he was reluctant to say yes. Mostly, he was embarrassed that he had let this house just sit. He could have been renting it out and earning an income or he could have sold it, tripling his profit. But he didn’t and whatever his reasoning, he knew the time had come to do something with it. He agreed to let his son move in.
He moved his stored items out and quickly realized that, although, many things were preserved and essentially untouched, 1980s amenities no longer coincide with today’s standard amenities. It was time for an overhaul. He called a plumber, a painter and several other contractors including Top Gun Applied Surfaces, a local refinishing company, to assess the situation.
Top Gun quickly realized that his 1980’s kitchen wood cabinets, although structurally sound, needed a makeover as well as the countertops. What happens next is astonishing. Top Gun removed the cabinet doors and drawers, cleaned them up along with the actual cabinets, chose a beautiful white color and refinished the cabinets from 1980’s brown stain to glistening white. Even with just the cabinets done on this ghost house, the transformation was amazing.
If you are looking to remodel your home in Atlanta, no matter how new or old it is (we don’t judge!), call Top Gun Applied Surfaces and let us give you a free estimate. We specialize in Atlanta bathtub refinishing but we are experts at cabinets, tile, and countertops. We can refinish almost any surface and make it pop and look brand new. Look what we did for the house that time forgot! You will be amazed at how beautiful we can transform your home with just a little resurfacing!