Before & after — crumbling NJ home, now opulent mansion
In October 2016, an article on NJ.com called 41 Bentley Ave. in Jersey city “unfit for human habitation due to severely unsanitary conditions and the lack of electricity and running water.”
The article cited the abominable living conditions and the violation from the city for being used as an illegal boarding house even though the property had no power or running water.
When health and sanitation workers enter the property, they were forced to use protective masks in order to be shielded from the smell of mold and cat urine, the article says.
Take a look below at what unfolded.