Budget Breakdown: A Dilapidated Desert House Springs Back to Life for $165K

After falling victim to several hasty renovations, a midcentury home near Joshua Tree is stripped to its studs and fully rebuilt by an L.A. director with a DIY sensibility.
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Jared Eberhardt

Six years ago, Jared Eberhardt—a commercial director and former creative director for Burton snowboards—had a great year of work and set out to buy a fancy sports car in celebration. But once he started looking into the cost, he realized he could invest that money into something that would benefit not just him, but also his wife and daughters.

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