In 2006, after quitting my job, we bought a house. It was mouldy, old, roof was leaking, installations needed to be replaced, so it meant more work then building a new one. In the beginning we were sorry, since the money just flew and we still didn't have any proper results.
But we didn't give up! We were working and hiring the contractors for the works we were not able to do alone. So, installations. And getting rid of the mould. All the rest was down to us. And the results, we were really pleased with, showed up finally.
The house was designed in a modern, but not minimalist style, interior design was done in slightly italian-french style with warm natural colours and hand painted furniture. After living in this house for two years and enjoying in its stunning garden, we decided to sell it for profit.