Corley half house is recovering

It’s been just over two years since a basement-lowering mishap compromised the structure so badly that one half of the semi-detached house had to be completely removed. Families on both sides had to vacate. On my soggy walk today, I saw the replacement being framed in. Sensibly, the new construction is wearing a raincoat.

A sad update about that Corley house

A crew was called in to pour 4 feet of concrete into the basement, covering the washing machine and everything else down there. That’s just to stabilize everything enough to permit removal of upstairs furnishings and appliances. A renovator’s attempt to lower the basement has proved disastrous. The compromised structure probably cannot be saved. Will … Read moreA sad update about that Corley house

Corley Avenue progress reports

Some readers are following developments of two houses on Corley avenue. The first, an innovative build that began with a special foundation technique. The pied à terre uses only the space formerly occupied by a double garage. With the stucco now on, it’s becoming rather elegant. For handy reference, here’s the lot before building began. … Read moreCorley Avenue progress reports

A brief Corley Avenue update

First, signs of activity at the Corley Half House now extend to the arrival of a porta-potty. The concrete that was poured through the basement window to stabilize the now-removed portion has been dug out and carted off. It will be interesting to see if the missing half is restored to match the remaining half. … Read moreA brief Corley Avenue update

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