The year was 1986…

*I was 11 years old, living in rural Oregon…

*The Oprah Show debuted on National TV…

*The Challenger disintegrated 73 seconds after lift off killing 7 astronauts (one of the most vivid memories as a young child).

*Scrunchy boots and suede jackets were all the rage…

*Top Gun & The Money Pit were one of the top movies of the year!

*Music was at the peak of the 80’s with Madonna, Michael Jackson, Prince, Billy Joel, and the list goes on…

*And…The Mimosa House was built! (I will tell you about the name another day….not it’s not something you drink on a Sunday morning at brunch).  🙂

Let’s take a look at this massive project we are about to embark on!  Its a rare find here in the Tampa area.  It’s not easy finding a wood frame, non termite infested home with a front porch and pool for under a million dollars!  Trust me this was no where near that price, and when we saw it for the first time, we didn’t care what the inside looked like we know we had to have it!!

(photo credits:  Zillow.com listing photos)