Markim Construction, LLC
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Upper Harvard Yale Area traditional-exterior

Upper Harvard Yale Area

Complete conversion from single story bungalow to two story home. Addition included an enlarged kitchen with dining area, mud room and side entry, stairway, office area, master suite, 2 additional bedrooms with jack & jill bath, laundry.

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February 5, 2013
lbenningwilliams4 wrote:
Do you have before and after photos? - I'n trying to see of the "original" home was similar to my current home.
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If you visit my website,, I have dozens of pictures beginning with the before shots through the completion photos for that home project. Go to the website and choose "Major Projects", then scroll down to the fourth project from the top, it is titled " Full Second Story and Rear Addition". Enjoy!
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October 2, 2012
Jane Reeves wrote:
House Size - Do you remember how wide the house is? Looks very similar to our cape cod style home. We are adding a second floor but being told it will look too top heavy. Yours doesn't.... Just wondering what the width is to get a sense of the proportion.
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The width of the home is 36 feet. Sorry it took a day or so to get back! We were also worried about the "top heavy" appearance. The height was a result of having to create over a three foot crawl space between the main floor and the new second level. In order to make the home safe for seismic code, we opted to put a beam from side to side anchored to posts imbedded in the exterior walls about half way from front to back. If you look closely you can see the 12 inches or so where the brick extends a few inches out from the wall. You can find all of the "in progress" photos at Just look for the house picture. The option to a beam like ours would be to re-frame the interior walls to create sheer walls and finish them out. Our problem was that the interior of the home was recently finished and it wouldn't have made sense. The floor space gave us great access and allowed for the plumbing, HVAC, and other parts of the construction process that need to be out of sight. I hope this helps!
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