Ten years after a home renovation became “a bit of a disaster,” Danine Pike and her family looked to Arne and Peder Madsen of CCR Building and Remodeling to correct some of the mistakes.
The side-split 1960s era house in the Sherwood Forest Mall area had been purchased by a house-flipper, who sold it to the Pikes as a ‘build to suit’ house, despite not being a contractor.
“We loved the house but there were some issues with that first renovation,” Pike says, pointing to the flooring and kitchen countertops as examples of inadequate installations.
Upstairs, the two bedrooms had been converted into a master suite, with additional bedrooms downstairs. “That was great until we had twins and decided the house was perfect for teenagers but not for a young family,” Pike recalls.
“It’s a gorgeous location,” Arne says. The home is situated on a hill overlooking a ravine with a great backyard with lots of trees. However, the shade provided by these trees make the interior seem dark, an effect enhanced by the original small windows.
Arne recalls the Pikes saying “we love the home but it’s so dark we can’t appreciate where we are.”
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