Ryan and Dawn Mobley are married and have 5 kids. Ryan works for Habitat for Humanity and Dawn is a stay at home mom. They were interested in Enos Park because of the vision the in wanting to restore the neighborhood and also because of the discounted house and the history. They also really enjoy the community throughout Enos Park.
History of the house
The house is Victorian style early 1900’s. It is around 3,000 square feet and has 3 floors and a basement.
What they’ve done…
Ryan and Dawn are doing the renovating themselves and also hiring electricians and other people to help out with the process. They said the biggest challenge is staying on budget.
1) Giant Sliding Door- this door separates the living room from the spare room. But by opening this door it connects the two rooms.
2) Fireplace- older style fireplace, shows the historical presence in the house. Its located in the dining room off the kitchen.
3) Staircase- classic, wrap around staircase with 40 total steps from bottom to top floor.
Ryan and Dawn are very happy with the house and excited to finish the renovations. Expected finish- Summer 2013!!
Start at the Art Association, 700 North 4th Street Enos Park Land Bank tour of available properties for sale to “Urban Pioneers”!
We currently have 40+ properties in our land bank, and while the majority of these are vacant lots, there are about half a dozen houses that are candidates for renovation, in addition to two commercial properties.
We need people with a pioneering spirit who are not afraid to live in a neighborhood that doesn’t have matching mailboxes or a golf course nearby. We want people who appreciate the unique housing stock in the area and want to contribute to it through their own revitalization efforts. We are also looking for people who will commit to keeping the properties as single family, owner-occupied homes that fit within our design standards.
This year, instead of holding a fall historic homes tour, we have decided to hold an Urban Pioneer Tour. On Saturday, October 8 from 1 to 4 p m. we will have our available properties open for people to walk through and see the potential for themselves. The Art Association will be the starting point for people to pick up maps and information about the properties. Board members will be on hand as well as representatives from local lending institutions and other groups that have partnered with us.
All along, we have only intended to be the middle man as we buy up the worst properties and try to get them into good hands. Right now we have more properties than we have partners, so we’re looking for a few good urban pioneers! We hope you’ll join us on October 8th and see what Enos Park has to offer.