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Good Lord, where do we even begin? We look at buildings that are falling apart and no one wants to touch with a ten foot pole and think, "What if we Our journey together began in in the classic, "A girl walks into a bar" story. Darin was an investor in a then brand new bar in downtown Austin, TX, and Heather and a friend walked in for what was supposed to be opening night to check out the place. We had our first date the next night, and the rest, as they say, is history. We think the good life is pretty simple: friends and family, community, good food, travel, and a glass of wine on the porch.
We feel privileged to be able to breathe life and love into houses that no one else wants. We walk in and see what a house wants to become, not the disaster it is at the moment.
Each project is special, and imagining the new stories that will take place inside after it is made beautiful again is one of our favorite things. We haven't met a house that scared us off yet- that's how crazy we are.
Here is a story about us an our work that appeared in the Knoxville News Sentinel in November of ET Nov. South Knox couple sees beauty in home structures doomed for demolition and bring them back to life Ruth M White, Shopper News. Some people see the crumbling, vacant houses in their neighborhood as eyesores, begging to be torn down and replaced. Like, OK — what can we do?
The Maronis flip decaying, year-old houses with unstable foundations and termite-infested walls — houses no one else would bother to salvage. Once she des the floor plan, Darin manages the project, sometimes bringing in subcontractors to assist.
Each of these houses becomes a person to us. Two years ago, they decided to move their family to South Knoxville in search of mountains, old architecture, and a strong sense of community. And not long after, they found their first project. On the corner of Oak Grove Street, there is a blue s American Craftsman that used to be the scariest house on the block. Rebuilding abandoned houses is a feel-good business, and a dirty one, too.
Down the street from the Oak Grove house, there is a small, sea green cottage on Pearson Avenue that was left to rot for years until Heather and Darin tracked down the owner, who at that point was living somewhere in the Midwest.
Some of their renovations have taken only a couple months, while others have taken longer. But the houses always sell within a week.
The Maronis are working to finish two houses by the end of the month, with two other projects lined up. Our Work Images of the journey Contact About. Our Story Our journey together began in in the classic, "A girl walks into a bar" story.
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