Raising a house to create a taller basement.
Would you like to convert your house to an above and below duplex with tall ceilings below? Consider calling Sheeflee to raise your house and transform a dark basement to a tall and spacious, light-filled area.
Project Profile: 115 Stratford Court, Charlottesville VA
The original ranch house
Our customers purchased a 3 bedroom, one bathroom 1950s single family ranch house on a lot zoned for duplex. Most of the neighboring houses are rentals for students, but this house was not inhabitable. However, it had a new nice roof, windows in good shape and hardwood floors as well as a brick façade. The basement was dark with a 7’8” maximum ceiling height.
Raising the house
Rather than demolish and rebuild, we raised the house by two feet, and are adding large windows on all sides to create a lofty and sunny 9’8” ceiling apartment.
The future house
An extension behind the house will contain an extra four bathrooms (2 above and 2 below). As a result, the formerly one bathroom house has 6 bathrooms in two units! Click below to see the plans. We can do something similar for your home. Or consider buying a house with foundation problems. We'll raise it up, fix it, and make it beautiful!