Construction in my neighborhood never seems to stop. Here’s what’s going on my street.
The house to the north is gutted to the studs. The owners are turning the three-bedroom house into a house with two master suites. They hope to move in this fall. There is an army of workers there every day.
The owners of the house across the street are adding a covered patio along with an outdoor kitchen. More workers and more trucks arrive daily.
Two lots to the north a master suite addition along with a kitchen remodel is almost finished.
Mid-block, a six bedroom spec home ($2.2m) is under construction. The previous owners ended up divorcing after the original house was torn down. The couple fought over the lot in court but ended up selling the lot to a developer. Many workers and trucks arrive daily.
On the north end of my street, a massive 5,900 sq. ft. spec home has been under construction for five years. Workers occasionally arrive but it looks like work has stalled again on this project.
The new owners of house to the south of mine are planning a kitchen remodel. This will be the third kitchen remodel in eight years for this house. They hope to start construction in July.
The new subterranean garage for the house catty-corner to mine will start demolition tomorrow. The east end of the house will be torn down in order to excavate for the new three-car garage and heated driveway. A new family room, laundry and bathroom will be built over the garage.
On other streets, there are four whole-house renovations underway, and a new 8,500 sq. ft. house under construction.
A developer recently paid $2.1m for a 3,800 sq. ft. ranch home on a lot just shy of a half-acre. The house will be replaced by a two-story, 9,100 sq. ft. house. The surrounding neighbors are vocalizing strong opposition to the house which they feel is too big for the lot. All of the adjacent homes are sprawling mid-century ranches. The house has yet to be approved by the architectural committee or the executive board.
Construction and renovations never seems to end. It’s a way of life here.