Ok, dear friends, I told you I would give you part 2 of our last week end.
The Captain and I have so many irons in the fire that the cows are having problem keeping up.
Sorry, that is a ranching joke from our days on the ranch.
As you know, The Captain flies Corporate Jets as his day job.
He flies the rich and famous and no, he doesn’t fly me because I am not rich nor am I famous. LOL
I know, right?
His hours are so cool.
Excuse me, but Jesse James thought he needed to bee photographed too. (see below)
The Captain flies for 7 days and then he is home for 7 days.
You can do the math and see that he only flies for 6 months of the year….and it is even less than that because he also gets a three week vacation which he sandwiches one of the weeks in between his 7 work days and his 7 off days.
Are you getting the picture?
Add to that sweet schedule,…. that he stays where the rich people stay…each night in fancy hotels in wonderful place3s such as St. Martin or Cabo San Lucas.
Ok, enough of that.
I didn’t write this to tell you about the Captain’s working environment.
You see, on his 7 days off time period..being a type A personality, he had to have something to do.
So about 10 years ago, he got his real estate license and we started flipping houses.
This house was the one we made all the mistakes on….the one we “tried” to do ourselves, which by the way we still have as a nice rental property.
I have spoken about this before and have shown you a few of our flips. (see here)
The above house can be seen in detail here. This was one of the flips in the Cape.
We started flipping houses here in the Cape and the houses were in the 200-300 thousand price range.
The above pic was our second and I used wood stained cabinets. See Here.
This house was our last flip in the Cape and I always referred to it as the “Stinky House”…read this and you will see why.
I really enjoyed helping to design and to stage the home when we were finished with all the tear down and remodel.
Fast forward to our present flips which have been in Naples, Miami and Pompano Beach.
These houses are mostly tear downs and rebuilds because of location, location location.
Some, we leave the “outside shell” and remove walls and/or gut the interior.
The house above is in Naples. (See it here)
Pompano Beach House is below.
Last week-end, the Captain said he was going to do an open house on the house in Pompano, which is about 120 miles across the state of Florida to the Atlantic side.
He asked me if I wanted to come along and we would get a hotel and stay the week end.
He had an open house there a couple weeks ago and I elected to stay home, but this time I said yes, let’s do it.
So I am going to show you a few pics of the Pompano house and a few pics of our hotel where I was able to relax and catch up on my reading.
I will be truthful here…I believe the east coast of Florida is too much of a rat race.
It is pretty over there, don’t get me wrong. but it is not laid back like we are on the west coast of Florida.
Frankly, I am not the fast track kind and my idea of wonderful is a slow paced quiet life style and the east coast is definitely the opposite.
Another confession is the style of the Pompano house is just not my style, although I love designing and staging these houses…. because it lets me play with ultra contemporary design without having to live with it in my own home.
So keep that in mind as you view these pics.
This is the kitchen (excuse the Captain getting his paperwork together for the open house).
Plus these pics are from my IPhone.
Isn’t it cool seeing McDonalds sack and coke sitting in a 2.2 million dollar house?
We did have a very nice dinner at a beautiful steak house later, but for a quick lunch….yep! It was Micky D’s….LOL
More of the kitchen and Jesse James photo bombing the picture.
Part of the butler’s pantry.
Master Bathroom…I love the color, agreeable gray by Sherwin Williams and we were able to match it to tiles, etc.
Thee house has two master bedrooms one eon the ground leveel and one on the top level.
The top level has views of the Inter-coastal waterway which leads directly to the Atlantic ocean.
About one block up the canal and one block left in another canal.
5 minutes tops.
Master bedroom is huge with a walk in closet (16X20) and a fireplace that mimics the one downstairs.
The balcony goes across the back of the house.
Our hotel room had a perfect view of the sunrise.
However in the end, I kept clicking my ruby red slippers together and told the Captain….”I wanna go home”!!!
Back to the peaceful west coast of Florida. LOL
Hugs and blessings