Megan and Dusty Coyler are the husband and wife team behind Coyler & Company—a real estate and home renovation service. Dusty works as a local Fire Captain, and together they raise four children on their solar-powered mini farm. Often called the Chip and Joanna Gaines of the Ozarks, the duo is no stranger to flipping houses. Dusty handles the contract work while Meg serves as lead designer.
This run-down farmhouse caught the Coylers' eye in an ad on Criagslist. It had been marketed for sale previously, but was expired and off the market when they found it. Tucked in a valley down a winding gravel road, the Coylers immediately spotted the home's potential, despite its shabby appearance.
The home was nestled among more than three acres in Clever, Missouri, made up of open pasture and woods with a wet-weather creek running through. Though most buyers would have run in the other direction, the Coylers knew the property could be an amazing home with a bit of TLC, so they tracked down the owner and started the process of purchasing the home.
Buying the property proved to be a difficult experience, but a few months later the sale was complete—although there wasn't even a key for the house! Finally, the Coylers started the process of demoing and partially gutting the existing structure.
The Coylers purchased the home for $32,500, then put in about $30,000 in renovations before selling the house for $159,000. The home was a unique challenge, with large margins for both profit and error (like the unforeseen wasp infestation). The company replaced the roof, windows, doors, and siding and installed new HVAC, plumbing, and electric. By doing a lot of the work themselves, the Coylers were able to keep the costs down.
After six months of hard work, a stunning farmhouse was complete. What was once a homeowner's worst nightmare is now a luxurious space tucked on private, beautiful acreage. It's no surprise that when the Coylers listed the home in February 2019, it sold after only 11 days. More than 100 potential buyers came to see it.
The reveal inside is equally as stunning. The Coylers created a modern farmhouse aesthetic with bright whites and natural hues. Exposed beam ceilings are stained a dark espresso for sleek contrast.
The first step in renovating the space was to reimagine the existing floor plan. The original design had most of the bedrooms upstairs but only one bathroom. After demolishing existing closets, Coyler & Company created space for a small additional bathroom that feels like it was always part of the house.
Blonde hardwood flooring, exposed beams and whitewashed accents make the home feel open and airy throughout. Large windows flood the space with light.
The kitchen received a luxurious makeover. Marble countertops are contrasted by dark espresso cabinetry. Minimal hardware complements stainless steel appliances like the stove and dishwasher. The flooring features an ash finish to separate the space from the rest of the home.
The current design includes two bathrooms, a smaller room and shower closet as well as this spacious master bath. White subway tile and dark grout surround the tub. A farmhouse basin sink sits on marble countertops above the vanity, which is dark espresso for contrast.
The haphazard porch was replaced with a spacious deck to take in the surrounding property and views. Safety railing was installed around the wood panels, which wear a dark wood finish.
This property was the sixth house Coyler & Company flipped, so they were familiar with the process. Their advice to anyone interested in giving it a go is to study the local real estate market to get a feel for value. Moving forward, the company is hoping to decrease profit by outsourcing the labor. This will allow them to flip more homes in less turnaround time!