What a difference a new owner makes

House Keys
Published on Sep 15, 2009

Get Inman via Facebook Messenger
Our top headlines delivered once a day.
by CareyBot

"It's so ugly."

That was my comment to my mother as we drove past a house in our neighborhood that she and my father owned for 24 years.

Yes, she agreed. The house was indeed ugly.

In my parents' day, the house conformed to its traditional Ranch-style architectural roots ...