Four years ago, the relatively small sum of $9,000 for a dilapidated house near downtown Indianapolis felt like an overpayment.
Located in the city’s Bates-Hendricks neighborhood, the run-down home had water hip-deep in the basement, visible daylight between the slats in the walls, and was stripped down to the studs on the interior.
But that’s just the kind of property Mina Starsiak Hawk and her mother, Karen E. Laine, are looking for as they renovate homes on their hit HGTV show, “Good Bones.”
After several months of hard work and after spending $170,000 on renovations, the duo were able to claim victory over this once-decrepit dwelling.
In an episode titled “Flooded Two-Story Restored,” they transformed what was once a 1,800-square-foot up/down duplex into a lovely three-bedroom, 2.5-bathroom, 2,404-square-foot single-family home.
Once they finished the renovations,…