Thanks to Reader RW for the photo — what a wonderful renovation of this once-blighted home! And the work was done with permits, too!

This is what the home looked like back in 2012:

3706 Southern Avenue in 2012, photo by Reader RW
3706 Southern Avenue in 2012, photo by Reader RW

This is what it looks like today:

3706 Southern Avenue today! Photo by Reader RW
3706 Southern Avenue today! Photo by Reader RW