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Traditional 1.5 story cape, conversion to colonial
August 17, 2013 in Design Dilemma
What are the logistics/cost of converting a 1.5 story 1970 cape with a low pitched roof into a classic colonial with a finished attic, and two small dormers on the front. The foundation measurements are approximately 26 x 36. The ceiling height in the first floor is low enough for a 6 foot male to stand on toes and touch ceiling. Great family neighborhood with beach access is the reason to do this. Our family won't fit in the current floor pan and the current roof pitch is fairly flat. I think this is the reason conversion to colonial was suggested rather than shed dormers. There is a kitchen and 1 bay garage attached to the right of the main house. The builder ball parked 125 to go upwards. Is this correct? Our family definitely won't fit into the house as is.