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The House That Bill Built

In 1995 Marie & Bill bought a five room shack with no heat, no plumbing or sewer and only one 15 amp circuit with four lights and two outlets. By 2006 we had tripled it in size and redone every single thing in the existing house. It now has 4 bedrooms, an office, 4 baths, ceramic tile and inlaid hardwood floors, nearly 3,000 sq. ft. plus enclosed porch, dual zone heat & a/c on double city lot (approx 2/3 acre). Bill did all of the work himself with occasional helpers and four days of framing help by a local contractor when adding the 2nd floor addition in 1997.

The house now has many special features including two wood stoves, ceiling fans, central vacuum, two bay windows, gorgeous kitchen with commercial stove, amazing recessed and track lighting, historic tin ceiling in living room, 460 sq. ft. multi-level deck with built-in, Sundance, 8-person spa, landscaped pond with waterfall, and more. Two blocks from hospital and three blocks from park and new aquatic center. Recently featured on County Tour of Homes.

Video Tour Photos (Click small images to see many more photos)

Outside - Before & After


Pond, Deck & Yard


Bedrooms: 4 or 5 Baths: one full, one 3/4, two 1/2
Year Built: 1900, 1997, 2000* Approx. sf: 2966 (incl. finished basement)
Construc: Framed, 2 story + Bmt Lot Size: 150 x 200 (0.69 acr.)
Exterior: Seamless vinyl Roof: 35 year comp. shingle
Heat, a/c: Dual Lennox heat pumps Elec: 300 amp breaker
Central Vac: Outlets on all 3 floors Other: Whole House Fan
Windows: Crestline vinyl thermalpane Garage: 16x20, finished & insulated, remote, attic with steps
Interior Features
Kitchen: Commercial Gas Range/Oven with full hood and pot rack, Dishwasher, Refrigerator, Disposal, Microwave, Ceramic Tile Floors, Garden WIndow
Master Bedroom: Vaulted ceiling, carpeted, 1/2 bath w ceramic floor, two closets + overhead storage, Hunter ceiling fan, built-in ironing board cabinet, windows on 3 sides
Breakfast Room: 13' of picture windows overlooking deck and pond, custom ceramic tile floor, wood stove with ledgestone wall and mantel, vaulted ceiling with recessed lighting and speakers, patio door to deck
Living Room: Hardwood floor, antique tin ceiling lighted by recessed lighting, wood stove with ledgestone wall, bow window, ceiling speakers
Family Room: Maple floor with inlaid border and inlaid cherry carpet, ceiling fan, vaulted ceiling, 8' bay window with ceramic floor, ceiling speakers

Floor Plans (Click on plans for large images ... PDF format)

First Floor



2nd Floor