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Magnolia Manor A Project by MFF Morgan McKinnon under the guidance of John & Aubre McKinnon, as well as several members of the MFF Leadership

Magnolia Manor early Summer of 2020

My name is Morgan McKinnon, and this year I had the honor and privilege to work on a little house located at 480 Wingo Rd. It was later renamed Magnolia Manor in honor of a beautiful magnolia tree located on the side of the property. I was so excited to have this opportunity through MFF, and learned so much as a result of this endeavor. Thanks for joining me as I look back through the process!

These are a few images of Magnolia Manor before renovations. The first image on the left side is the back of the house...hard to tell isn't it?

The process in between closing the house and starting renovations was an aspect of this project I did not properly anticipate. I quickly discovered my dad adheres to a strict three or more policy regarding quotes and so the endless hours of phone calls commenced, and I found rejection is unfortunately a factor investors must learn to navigate.

Now for the fun part...

This is the first bedroom when you walk into the house.

This is the first bedroom after renovations were completed.

Here is a before picture from the second bedroom.

Here is the finished back bedroom

This is what the back of the house looked like. There was no laundry room in the house, and one of the contractors encouraged us to look into adding one to increase the value of the house.

This is the view from the same shot.

This is a close up look at the laundry room. I love how open the windows cause it to feel!

This is what the view look likes looking out from the laundry room.

This is another view of what the back of the house looked like.

The space now contains a bathroom and a kitchen with new appliances, cabinets, and a beautiful view of the backyard from the sink.

This is Magnolia Manor from the edge of the property. Notice the brush on top of the roof which was growing up the back of the house.

This is the view of Magnolia Manor after renovations from the outside. The porch was an easy add on for the contractor due to the extensive repairs needed and has added so much to this property!

Here are some fun behind the scenes pictures including Parker (my brother) modeling the height of the grass, the delivery of cabinets (and the verification that they are all present & undamaged), some close up pictures of the bathroom, and the wonderful South Carolinian fire ant mounds before their termination.
I am so thankful to the entire MFF team for all their help and support in this project. Working on Magnolia Manor was such a fun learning experience and I cannot wait to apply all that I have learned!