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    Default Brentwood Remodel! Follow Along Our Journey

    My wife and I have just taken possession of what is to be our "forever" home this past Monday.
    We are planning to do a down to the studs demo plus add on an additional 400sq feet.

    I figured the Beyond community would be interested in following along the journey of the project!
    I'll upload some pictures in a bit of what the place looks like now.

    We having been working with a Design+Build firm over the past couple months and anticipate signing a contract this week to get things started!

    Quick Story of how this came about (I had made reference to this in a few other threads):

    -Purchased starter home in Evanston almost 10 Years ago.
    -Grew tired of the commute downtown, small lot size, cookie cutter home we had
    -Decided to list our place in Evanston. Received an offer within 10 days for what we were looking for. (September 2019)
    -In between acceptance and final release of conditions, find out we are having a surprise 3rd baby.
    -Go back to the buyers, tell them our situation, and that we want to back out of the deal, keep our house, and just reevaluate our lives after our 3rd kid comes.
    -Buyers love our house, tell us they want the house anyway.
    -Move forward with sale of our house. Find a short term rental, with the intention of looking in the Spring of 2020 for our next property.
    -Three weeks into moving into short-term rental, family friend informs us they are selling their home in Brentwood, privately, and would like a young family to move in, and take advantage of all the schools around.
    -We view the property, not in the best of shape.
    -Settle on a price, it ends up being $140,000 below city assessed value.
    -Just took possession, plan on staying in short-term rental until renovations are complete and will move in.

    Meeting with our Design Build firm tomorrow (January 28th, 2020) with hopes to get started on demo within the week!

    Love the response already, and look forward to sharing our journey. Some of beyond know already, but I am a Financial Planner, so construction is the furthest thing from my scope of expertise, so am open to feedback and comments and questions and all that good stuff.


    House Info
    Built: 1971
    Bi-level
    1228 Sq Foot Upper Floor
    1071 Sq Foot Basement
    Detached 24x24 Garage




    FRONT 1
    Brentwood Front 2.jpg

    FRONT 2
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    Very cool! I am interested to see what you can come up with.

    Me and the wife are hoping to break ground on a build in the next 5-10 years so I am interested in processes and ideas.
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    Cool area. Thanks for inviting us along on your journey.
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    Just don't leave us hanging like the last "follow our remodel" guy...
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    Nice area, split level or bungalow?

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    Congrats dude. Must be nice to be closer to downtown instead of commuting from the burbs. Good luck on the project

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    Looking forward to check out what you do. Exciting.

    Don't forget some general specs. Square footage, original build date ECT.

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    and lots and lots of pics bro.
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    Congrats dude. Must be nice to be closer to downtown instead of commuting from the burbs. Good luck on the project
    I remember when Brentwood was a suburb.

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    Subscribed, love this stuff.

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    Double Post Edit.
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    Subscribed!

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    Awesome!!

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    Congrats. I will follow

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    Looks like a reverse layout of my late uncle's place that wwe rebuilt. 2 bedrooms in the front, master with small ensuite in the rear, dining room to rear of living room with kitchen to the left of the dining room. If it's the same layout, we blew out the two kitchen interior walls and put in a large island plus a new supporting beam to replace the load bearing wall we removed.

    If you've got bedrooms downstairs then lots of options for huge master/ensuite/walk in closet up.

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    Proposed New Layout

    Brentwood Proposed Floor Plan.jpg
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    Quote Originally Posted by sabad66 View Post
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    Congrats dude. Must be nice to be closer to downtown instead of commuting from the burbs. Good luck on the project
    Thanks man! That's exactly it, the commute downtown has been slowly taking years off my life haha.
    Maybe another New Years party once we are officially moved in haha This time with dozens of kids.

    I deactivated the majority of my social media this past year, so this is really the only place I'll be posting.
    I'm sure my wife will be posting updates on Instagram once we get going.
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    I hope you're going to keep the blue carpet.

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    . you added more info so this post was pointless...

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