Jump over to the Star Tribune to read the whole article about our terrific homeowners Pete and Starla, and the remarkable remodel we were able to do for them and their dog Gus. You might have driven by the project on 39th Avenue as we had the second floor suspended in the air, or seen the previous mention of the project in the StarTribune last summer. Coming up this weekend you are welcome to come tour the finished home and hear more about the project during the Spring Remodelers Showcase. The house will be open to tour, Friday March 27th, 1-7pm, Saturday March 28th Noon-6pm, and Sunday March 29th from Noon-6pm as well.
When only the second floor is worth saving, well then let's save it. How would one go about that you ask. We brought in the folks from Jepsen to help us with this one. Gone is the 1910's era main level with it's numerous additions, quirky layout and dated finishes. Gone also is the wet and cracked basement foundation, with it's low ceiling height. All that has been kept is the second floor addition built above the once one story home in 1993. Now it's our job is too build back in it's place a completely modern and remarkable bungalow.
To neighbors, the quaint bungalow on 39th and Vincent won't appear all that different when we are done. To accommodate a new floor structure between the basement and lower level the height of the home will grow 6". Once rebuilt the main level will feature new window layouts and new siding, but otherwise the footprint of the remodeled home will be exactly as it was before we began.