Raise the Roof!

No really, a Willow Street house is being raised a dramatic 42″. The owner of this old brick house discovered only a few months ago that this was even an option after years of working with architects on how she could expand her home.  Dana Harshberger learned of the option in April so after 4 years of planning, she ran with it.

Willow Street Lifted House

Willow Street Lifted House

The estimated 200 ton house was lifted with hydraulic lifts by Ayers House Movers yesterday and is currently sitting about 4′ off the original foundation. Design Concrete Builders are coming in to remove the current foundation and put a new one in that will provide Dana with a new living space. The whole process, from raising to lowering will take about a month and a half.

Window to Door?

Window to Door?

Hydraulic Lines

Hydraulic Lines

 

Giant Jenga Anyone?

Giant Jenga Anyone?

 

With all of the activity in downtown and the downtown housing market, it is not a surprise to see owners adding on to what they have instead of looking for new property elsewhere.   And after this four year labor of love, I’m sure Dana will be thrilled with the finished product, even if it was not something she ever would have initially considered.

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