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Diary of a Mad Renovator: Looking Up

Written by Jaqui Lividini

By Jaqui Lividini

This week miracles occurred: The house is finally lifted!

WOW! It's lifted!

What was once a house set firmly on the ground is now 9 feet in the air and it's pretty spectacular.  I thought I'd hate it, but I've ended up loving it. It's a completely different house now; it's not necessarily a cottage-style house anymore, but it has such incredible presence at its new height.

My team at Design Development did a spectacular job....but now the real work begins. They're pouring cement floors, constructing piers, and building walls around the base; basically it's like constructing a house under a house.

The lift, though, was a very pleasant surprise. I'd been anxious about it for months, making the DD team crazy, but upon seeing the new lifted house from across the harbor on our drive in, I knew everything was right with the world once again. At this point in my saga of renovation, that smoothness has been a jarring, surprising, and most pleasant experience!


Our spectacular view

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