1950s Fountain Town dwelling reworked by the female who grew up there

At evening when Vicki Koontz could not sleep, she would reimagine her childhood Fountain Town home. Koontz, who comes from a very long line of property builders and renovators, could visualize specifically how she would modernize the 1955 brick dwelling her dad built when she was 4.

“I am a Realtor and a longtime serious estate investor, long just before the time period ‘flipper’ was coined,” Koontz said. “My great-grandfather was a nicely-recognised Knoxville builder my grandfather and my dad have been builders.”

Koontz claimed her father marketed the property at 5502 S. Briscoe Circle when she was 16 and it remained in that relatives till a short while ago, when an outdated neighbor tipped off Koontz that they desired to sell it.

Soon after acquiring back again the home, Koontz has spent the past nine months breathing new daily life into the dwelling.

This room was originally a playroom that was almost as big as the original 1955 home. Vicki Koontz purchased the home less than a year ago and converted her siblings’ former playroom into a modern open plan living space. Aug. 31, 2021.

“It was in terrible condition and like going into a time capsule,” Koontz said. “Nothing substantially had improved considering that the time we lived there.

“I have been flooded with all types of memories and views of stuff I in no way would have remembered with out currently being back again in the household once more. It has now been reworked into a present day, open strategy residence but given respect to its midcentury age.”