Category: Highland Project

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A month of work – in 2 minutes!

 

The design team felt it would be educational – and fun! – to document the construction process in a variety of ways.  Early in the demo process we placed two time-lapse cameras around the property and I’ll periodically post videos from each as interesting things happen.  Images are 15 minutes apart.  This video is  about a months’ worth of daily activities, including house demo, lifting the house, and excavating the new basement and foundation.  House lift occurs on 11/22 and watch carefully – the actual process takes just a second!

 

Construction starts – recycling demo waste

The first phase of the project – demo – is now complete and we’ve finished excavating for the new foundation. Footings are in and walls go up next week, weather permitting. In the meantime it’s a good time to summarize [...]

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New Foundation: Lifting an Old House

In one of those occupational hazards of restoring an old house, we’ve discovered that the two 120-year old foundation walls we’d planned to retain are not structurally sound enough to keep, and so will have to be replaced [...]

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Zoning Approval and Demo Begins!

Our next big milestone: Zoning Board of Appeals approval! Our special permit has been approved and we’re underway with serious demo. As part of Green Phoenix’s mission to be a good environmental steward, we’re working hard to [...]

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Success! Historical Commission approval.

Success

We have negotiated our first step of the renovation project: approval from the Historical Commission to renovate the house. The town justifiably is concerned about the loss of its historic architecture and character, so older homes need to go through [...]

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