5) Modifying the Lockout Bedroom has occurred to at least a couple dozen units in the complex. These modifications vary from relocating closets to creating counters and adding kitchenettes, some with electric burners. Some, such as those with the time-share company that owns 10 complex units, rent these bedrooms separately.
Besides those modification described, some units have had other changes. Sometimes storage areas are added above the middle bath or to the carport, wahers/dryers are added in closets, decks or hot tubs are added to open atriums, the old style ceilings are redone, gas is added to fireplaces, brick walls are insulated or panelled and the old baseboard heaters are removed. The greatest departures from the items noted occurred with a few units that have added stairs inside the unit, or totally changed the floorplan.
Many remodels were completed one or two decades ago and have become dated in their appearance. Despite modifications in about a third or more of all units in the Park Avenue complex, nearly half of these remodels may be restricted to owner or timeshare use and not available for rent. Even though a few major remodels have occurred in each of the last few years, most modifications only consist of a couple of those items mentioned, creating a great variety in the condition and attributes among the units in the complex. Most improvements, however, have been done before 1990 and fewer than a dozen units have been fully remodeled within the last several years. Unit 1785 is believed to set a new standard for remodeled units in the Park Avenue complex.
All of the five items discussed have been accomplished in Unit 1785. This unit, also referred to as the "Park City Townhome", was the first 3 bedroom, 3.5 bath townhouse in the Park Avenue complex. It also sets a new standard for remodeled units. For anyone that seeks advice on renovating a Park Avenue Townhome, the owner of Unit 1785 is available for consultation and can be contacted by e-mail.