It's been a long time in the making but The Downtown Luxury Slum now has a walkway leading from the sidewalk to the front porch so you don't have to trample over the grass.
After initial inspections and structural examination of the Downtown Luxury Slum when we bought it, the conclusion was that we didn't need to do any work on the roof. But we were suspicious so we did allocate a fair bit of extra contingency money in case the roof needed work. And that money all got used replacing the back half of our roof, which is a flat rubber roof. After one hurricane season, it became clear that the front roof was not in perfect condition either. But it took us until now to finally bite the bullet and get the historic metal roof replaced.