ITBlake the intern has been working hard over the last year. We’ve seen him complete multiple workout classes, cover the Raleigh Christmas parade, and much more. We’re excited to finally share the results of one of his passion projects. Early on in his internship, ITBlake came to me and said, “The real estate market is booming. I want to learn how to flip houses.” So I arranged for a house to be purchased in Five Points, and told ITBlake to watch as many episodes of HGTV renovation shows as he could.
After watching countless episodes of the hit show Fixer Upper, ITBlake learned how to flip houses. He just finished renovating a 4 bedroom, 2.5 bath, 2,407 square foot home at 404 W Aycock Street. ITBlake spent days working on the project, only taking breaks to walk down to Roanoke Park and play Fortnite on his phone.
We produced our own HGITB episode to show off all his hard work. We also figured this would be a hit with his target demographic, because nothing appeals to ITB moms more than ITBlake and home renovation projects.
As you can see from the first episode of the series, ITBlake thought of everything:
Space for parking multiple Yukon XLs from Thompson Buick GMC Cadillac (Hey Mark)
“Baby in a wall” storage, great for those with new babies who need to get some rest
Quartz countertops – also known as “rock” countertops
Plenty of room to throw produce to Jimmy as he leaves for school
Stove capable of cooking steaks, pasta, sauces, and more
Everything is designed to be very cute
Harry Potter bathroom
Master bedroom with a clock
Efficient shower for ITBlake and his future wife Emma Watson
Furniture from micITBit- NO POMS
A storage shed with doors that lead into the storage shed
(This is an actual house for sale. Contact John Hawkins with Fonville Morisey for details.)
Here are some before and after pictures: