Classic downtown home’s renovation hits tough timing, cost overruns | News

House “flipper” Nik Boone thought he knew what kind of commitment he was signing up for last year when he agreed to pay just $231,000 for a grandiose, 3,420-square-foot home in one of Bakersfield’s most desirable neighborhoods.

But life is full of lessons, especially when you’re trying to renovate a neglected classic that, over the years, had devolved into an eyesore, if not an actual nuisance.