Last weekend, the Friendly Estate at 31st and Avon opened its doors for a rare peak inside this slow motion train-wreck of a construction site. (For those unfamiliar with the back story: read this).
Since the new owners of the estate have taken control of the property from Marc Teren, they have tried to spruce up the house with things like a front door. But get beyond the door and you can see that whoever does finally end up with this house has a lot of work ahead of them.
The inside of the house is still completely gutted. While the new owners have done their best to clean up the house, it still feels like the workers are just on their lunch break or something.
Unfortunately, in his effort to completely gut the house, Teren removed pretty much any historic detail. About all that’s left is a few scraps of old wallpaper (above)…
…a beautiful old staircase…
…and a couple of fireplaces.
GM had heard a rumor that Teren installed an indoor pool. And GM started to doubt the rumor until he got to the basement:
It’s just a concrete shell right now, but once someone with enough cash buys this place, this will be quite a luxurious feature. (It looks like someone, possibly Teren, raised the whole first floor since that dark half circle at the top right is a fireplace.)
While not the size of Everymay or the Beall-Washington House, the Friendly Estate still is large enough to deserve the name:
Teren ripped up the old tennis court in his pursuit to subdivide the property, but a pair of lonely old court brushes still remain:
This property is on the market for $6.975 million. So, if you’re looking for a fixer upper, and you’re incredibly wealthy: here’s your chance!