And the Garage Came Tumbling Down!!!

 It took 3 minutes and 28 seconds and this tired old garage was history.  

Click below to see the video.  It's pretty fun! 

I agonized at the beginning of the project on whether to keep it.  After all, a garage in Maine is a precious commodity.  But as we started to look at it a bit more closely, we realized it was collapsing in on itself.  The structure was rotted on one side and slowly sinking into the earth.  That explained its odd tilt and the garage doors that wouldn't work anymore.

I felt like a little kid watching it come down!!!  So entertaining!

 Backyard view 'before' - the garage

So now it's been hauled away and suddenly this house has a great backyard.  As you walk in the front door, you can see out the French doors to the gorgeous rhododendron hedge that covers the back of the property.  It's particularly stunning in the spring, but provides a great evergreen screen all year long.
View from the back door - lots of space and greenery!












And if the new owners want a garage, they can build a new one.  I checked with the City and there is room to build one a bit closer to the street and closer to the back of the property.  So they get the convenience of a garage without losing precious outdoor living space.

Look at that yard!!! 

It's a pretty nice improvement, don't you think?


Source: sopocottage.com

And the Garage Came Tumbling Down!!!