The contractor/owner of this residence enjoys purchasing dilapidated houses more than anyone. This trashed house on a gorgeous street was no exception. Three rooms with potential lying in the existing woodwork were restored to former grandeur. The rest of the house was gutted. The whole house design included: re-excavating the existing basement to allow ample headroom for a self-sufficient accessory unit, a new generous second level to accommodate a large family, and the restoration/reproduction of exterior craftsman era architectural elements.