LOS ANGELES, May 27, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- After selling their 6500 sq ft lot in Hollywood to apartment developers, homeowners Andrew and Christine Raitt will relocate their entire 1400 sq ft California Bungalow to neighboring Los Feliz via commercial transporter.
"We want to preserve this home for our family to grow up in. We worked so hard to build it into our dream home that we didn't want to see it get demolished," said Andrew, also a developer (Verono.com), who helped preserve the Historic Dodson House in San Pedro, CA, as well as a Dutch Colonial Revival in Lafayette Square, Los Angeles, which was previously owned by Civil Rights Attorney Leo Branton.
The family purchased the home in 2013 and took nearly a year to restore, staying true to the spirit of the house by incorporating New Traditional design elements. Built in 1921, they revitalized all the original windows, siding, and flooring. The house was remodeled with an open floor plan concept, chef's kitchen, and timeless finishes. When the lot was sold to developers, the Raitts decided to move the structure to a new location instead of tearing it down.
The House Transporting industry was very active in the 1920's through the 1960's, disappearing throughout the years with the rapid development of LA's city infrastructure. "It's very tricky moving an old house; you have to consider turning width, utility lines, underpasses, and LA traffic," states a representative from American Heavy Moving & Rigging, the company that the Raitts hired to help move their house.
The relocation will take place on June 2, 2016, beginning in Hollywood, going eastbound on Sunset Boulevard, from Gordon Street, then northbound on Vermont Avenue, ending at the corner of Franklin Avenue and Commonwealth Avenue. The family plans to add a second story after relocation. To stay tuned, visit homebuilderhomemaker.com.
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SOURCE Home Builder Home Maker