Some Visuals of the House

Here is our burned house. Don’t let the outside fool you — it’s totaled. If anyone would want to preserve it, it would be the insurance company, and even they agree demolition is the only option. Also, the contents are a total loss. Here’s what it looks like though:

The house we’re putting up in its place will be bigger, and sport a half basement. Here’s the floorplan:

Click on floorplan to embiggenate

The basement will only be rough plumbed, and we’ll finish it in the future. We plan to eventually have a kitchenette, bedroom, and bathroom down there, along with a media center. Since this house will cost about $50K-$60K more than insurance will pay, we’re going to be scrimping everywhere we can…

Anyway, just wanted to update everyone! Hope you’re having a great day. 🙂

12 thoughts on “Some Visuals of the House

  1. Great to see that you have another house to replace this one. I’m curious. Your new house is a ranch w/ half a basement? How does that work.

  2. Basically, the left half of the floorplan will have a crawlspace underneath, and the right half will have a full basement. It saves money on cement, and we *might* be able to reuse part of the existing foundation/crawlspace…

  3. If they have to pull new electrical wiring you might as well get a nice home network out of it.

    It would be cheap during construction to pull Cat-6 and multi mode fiber to every room and put up plywood for a mini wall mount rack in the basement.

    Future proof the crap out of it since it won’t cost but $1000 for materials and you know your gonna use it.

  4. That’s a pretty nice floor plan!! I like the dedicated office in the floor plan! Can I use that as my floor plan for my new office I want to build?

    I hope you can use the existing foundation. Sometimes when you have fire damage, the heat ruins it, but I had a friend luck out and was able to re-use his foundation when his house burned down.

    Good Luck Shawn!

  5. You must’ve been quoting C3P0 when the shock wore off–funny, the damage doesn’t look so bad from out here. Pretty horrific, though, but I like the new floorplans. Good luck Shawn, keep us posted on how things are going, and let us know if we can help!

  6. You should post some other photos of when they came ot take it down. That’s really sad though – I can’t imagine that happening to me! Good luck fixing up your new one!

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