Buying a first house is a personal landmark that often signals the beginning of adulthood. But at 26, Brenna Byerlotzer didn't have homeownership on her mind when she came upon the small stone house that she would claim as her own. In fact, she decided in a split second to take the major domestic step. Despite that sudden start, nothing else in her home-owning saga would move fast.
Shown: She kept the native Texas limestone facade, which had been brightened with a thorough power-washing just before she bought the place. She added the bright-blue window and door trim.