Penthouse Plunge

Penthouse Pause: COVID-19 Cripples Some High-Rise Renovations

By Jon Anderson / April 17, 2020 / 2 Comments

Three weeks ago, I would have said my best guess was that I was a hard six weeks shy of putting my Claridge Penthouse studs-in renovation on the market. Today, I can’t answer that question – and only partly for the reason you think. For those new readers discovering CandysDirt.com while sipping a quarantini, Penthouse […]

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Penthouse Plunge: Delays, Coughs, And Guts

By Jon Anderson / March 4, 2020 / 1 Comment

Living through a renovation teaches you a lot regardless of whether it’s your first time or your 100th. There’s always something new that pops up along with the tried and true snafus.  Since last time, more join the list. For those reading this for the first time, Penthouse Plunge is a series chronicling my purchase […]

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Penthouse Plunge: Renovation Always Brings Surprises And Their Costs

By Jon Anderson / January 28, 2020 / 3 Comments

It’s time to get real on renovation. You will spend more than you budget. I think the only way I’d come in under budget on any renovation were if I died in the middle.

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Limited Inventory Has Buyers Scouting The Penthouse Plunge

By Jon Anderson / January 22, 2020 / 2 Comments

It might be in the chilly 30s as I write this, but buyer interest in the Penthouse Plunge is in full-on spring buying mode.

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Penthouse Plunge: Picking Leicht German Custom Kitchen Cabinetry For a Flip

By Jon Anderson / January 14, 2020 / 1 Comment

I’ve renovated every home I’ve ever owned, but I’ve never done a flip like I’m doing for the Penthouse Plunge series. Sure, there are different economic elements to consider when you’re flipping, which often shake out of tastes (my specific versus the great unwashed public’s). Armed with my budget and thoughts on what everyone wants […]

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Penthouse Plunge: Sudden Stone Sale Brings Countertops Into Focus

By Jon Anderson / January 7, 2020 / 2 Comments

The framing is almost complete in the A-unit of this Penthouse Plunge renovation project. For the newbies, this is the latest installment of a series chronicling the absurdity of my purchasing a double penthouse at The Claridge on Turtle Creek. I’m separating it back into two units and gutting and renovating the corner A-unit and […]

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