My clients were in the market for a large home for their young family of 3 boys and stumbled upon a beautiful square colonial that our company Jensen Hus (formerly Dishington Construction) had remodeled for a client a year prior. This house was supposed to be my other client’s forever home, but a unexpected job relocation forced them to have to sell. My current clients found themselves on the losing end of a bidding war for this particular house and were back to square 1 in seeking a new home.
This particular house started its life and had been a 2 family for almost a century until our firm designed and remodeled it as a new 7 bedroom single family. My clients just happened to own a similar property in Belmont that they bought as an investment and became inspired to embark on doing a similar project with this property. An email later we were introduced and we entered into the design and scope development contract to remodel their existing 2 family into anew single family project.
Their existing project on Clyde Street was what we call “preexisting non conforming” which means that the house would no longer be allowed to be build by todays zoning standards, but can nonetheless remain and even be added to, but must follow a certain procedure in order to do so.
Once we completed the initial design and scope development with the clients we were ready to begin the long and arduous process of getting approvals from the planning board.
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