Every old house has its quirks, and for Nicole Curtis' grand Minneapolis mansion, it's the garage. It's a crumbling old structure attached to the back of the neighbor's house! On any other house, Nicole might spend about 500 bucks sprucing up the garage, but this is the exception. Given a 4,000-square-foot, high-end home and brutal Minnesota winters, a nice, serviceable garage is a requirement. So it's a bit of a gamble, but Nicole decides to allocate $10K for clearing away debris, building a terraced retaining wall and adding a picket fence sure to please even the pickiest of neighbors.