Counting on the stars Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar have just sold their massive house in Springdale, Arkansas. The couple have been living in the house since 2014 and fans won’t believe how much they’ve made of the newly renovated home. Silvering the Duggars on yet another house flip, here’s a look at how much they made on their last sale.
Counting On: Inside the Duggar Mansion
Jim Bob and Michelle’s house was built in 1969 and modelled on Frank Lloyd Wright’s round house. The ground floor features a round concrete wall that is reportedly strong enough to “withstand a nuclear attack”.
Although the Duggars – protagonists of Counting On and 19 Kids and Counting – have retained some of the original elements of the house, such as the walnut ceilings and slate tiles, they have updated the entire house with modern features. After extensive renovation, the house now includes an open floor design complete with a spacious kitchen and stone accented walls.
Overall the massive house boasts four bedrooms, nine bathrooms and three kitchens, all renovated. One of the kitchens is located on the lower floor, next to a spiral staircase.
The property covers 2.73 acres and includes a stone patio and a garage for three large cars. The patio had a green carpet that was removed from the Duggars.
Counting On: Jim Bob Duggar Cashes İn After Selling Home
Jim Bob and Michelle bought their house six years ago for about $230,000. At the time, the property was called Baylor Mansion and needed extensive renovations.
Since 2014, the Duggars have worked hard to renovate the space, bringing it to market in 2019 for $1.8 million. The price was lowered last December, before being removed from local listings, when the Duggars brought in designers to make the space more marketable.
According to Yahoo, the Counting On stars put the house back on the market in February and sold it for $1.53 million, a little more than the asking price of $1.38 million. It’s not clear how much the Duggars spent to renovate the space, but they sold it for $1.3 million more than the original price.
Jim Bob and Michelle, of course, have been shooting houses for years, long before they launched their career in reality TV. In fact, a representative of the couple revealed that they enjoy the process of renovating houses and are always looking for another project.
“They’ve always been looking for opportunities to improve something,” the rep shared. “They just like to turn houses upside down.” They like construction, renovation, and seeing something go from negative to positive, from unused to attractive to others”.
Counting On: Are The Stars Of ‘Counting On’ Controlled By Real Estate?
While Jim Bob and Michelle have clearly done well in real estate, fans have speculated that Counting On stars could control their children through free homes.
Jim Bob and Michelle would never admit such a tactic, but there is no denying that many of their children live in homes they have purchased.
Josh Duggar, for example, lives in a warehouse on Jim Bob and Michelle’s property. Josh and his wife, Anna Duggar, moved into his parents’ land shortly after leaving their farm.
The Duggars also gave a beautiful home to Joy-Anna and Austin Forsyth, which allowed Counting On stars to leave their trailer. And Jessa Duggar and Ben Seewald currently live in a house owned by her late grandmother, Mary Duggar.
It’s not known whether Jim Bob is using these houses as leverage against his children, but that hasn’t stopped fans from speculating.