On to house #2! The new challenge: take a 1953, 2400 sq. ft. ranch house in Arlington, VA and turn it into a two-story, 4800 sq. ft. Craftsman style house. After spending four years from start to finish on the first house, we're hoping to finish this one in 2 to 3 years instead. Back to construction zone living!
Thursday, February 24, 2011
Rear wall demolished
The rear wall was partially taken out in preparation of a new load bearing beam so we can open up the space for the new kitchen and dining room. Also demolished was the back walkout steps and wall. They need to be moved 2 feet and the retaining walls need to be rebuilt to support the roof load of the new addition.