"BEFORE & AFTER"
New Garage for an Old home
This is not one of our biggest projects - but it might have the best story behind it!
We got a call late one afternoon after a very severe storm came blowing through Scarsdale, NY. The callers were in tears. Not only had a huge tree just fallen on their garage but in that garage was the life's work of the owner's deceased brother - a reknowned modern painter. The weather forecast was for another significant rain event in only 24 hours. We volunteered to resucue the artwork before it would be destroyed.
We called a reliable contractor - Rick Schappach from D&R Schappach LLC. We had done several projects with him and we knew he could marshall the troops. By 8:00 the next morning, a backhoe was in the driveway. By 10:00 the roof had been lifted enough to get access. With the backhoe holding up the fractured roof, volunteers went into the ruined structure to rescue the pictures. We formed a bucket brigade - or more accurately - a fine arts brigade. One by one the pictures came out and they were all in one piece! By 11:00 the artwork was safely stored in the main house. By 12:00 the soft top BMW was safety removed - and without a scratch! By 2:00 the garage was only a heap of rubble. And by 4:00 the skies opened and the rain came down. A close call!
Then we got to work to create a new garage that looked like it belonged to the original 1920's Scarsdale home.