20 June 2010

The Ultimate in Construction Recycling

Today the home section of our local newspaper featured a house that used to be one-story but is now a two-story thanks to a downstairs addition.


Yes, a builder bought a lot (in a fantastic central neighborhood) that had a 1930s bungalow on it. Instead of tearing down the house or trying to add a second story on top of a house that wasn't designed to support all that weight, he raised the original house up in the air and built a new first story below it. Wow.

You can read the article here or look at the builder's blog here (the posts are in reverse order, of course; about halfway down the first page, you can see the end stages of building the new first story below the elevated old house).

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