My husband and I found ourselves empty nesters in a 6 bedroom house. We decided we wanted less house and more land, but weren't seriously looking for that change when we came upon a gold brick rambler built in 1955. It was situated on 1.5 acres of property that we loved. We sold our big-family-size house and took the plunge. Our plan was to do extensive renovations on the house. Incidentally, it had little to no updating over the years; walking into it was a bit like walking back in time. As we began 'digging in' we discovered it was completely structurally unsound. So...we tore it down...BY HAND! We designed a new house to build on the original foundation and commenced building the new house back up. We've done most of the work ourselves with the exception of some help with framing, hiring...
My husband and I found ourselves empty nesters in a 6 bedroom house. We... More