I noticed a problem with the courtyard

Mid-century modern houses have always been a favorite of mine. For house flippers like me, mid-mods are a sure bet. Buyers love their clean, sophisticated design: glass walls that bring the outdoors in, enclosed courtyards, and smartly flowing floor plans. Mid-mods in their original state used to be plentiful. The lack of tall staircases and open floor plans made them easy homes for people to grow old in without having to do a lot of modifications. As a matter of fact, I used to routinely find these houses on the market with little or no updates done to them at all. Of course, that’s not the case anymore. Most owners now do kitchen and bathroom renovations as a matter of course. Even for hardcore design purists who never want to change a thing, mid-century modern houses just aren’t functional with their original heating and cooling systems still in place. Energy efficiency was not a priority in that era.  Heating systems of the day, usually boilers and furnaces, were massive. I’ve seen furnaces that were three times the size the house required. If there was an air conditioning system installed, it’s usually complete junk. The ductwork and pipes that carry the cold and hot air leak like sieves. I don’t know why the original builders couldn’t manage to seal the ductwork back in the day, but they didn’t. The good news is that installing a new heating and cooling system, including ductwork, is an investment that pays owners back with immediate energy savings. Even a top of the line HVAC system will pay for itself in just a few years.

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