Then and Now: 541 River Rd (4 photos)

In 1998 Shawn and I lease-optioned this cabin from Frank and Ruth Summers to live in, fix up and and sell. It had been their summer home for decades. We moved in and remodeled the entire interior, but just made minimal improvements to the exterior. The FEMA elevation project was in full swing and we knew that who ever bought the home would likely want to elevate, so we left certain things undone with that in mind. I listed and sold the property to Joan S. who fell in love with it as we had. During the remodel in 1998 the neighborhood flooded. Fortunately, the cabin had originally been constructed about 6′ off the ground to accommodate flooding problems so in ’98 the inside was high and dry. These 4 photos are 1998 before flood, 1998 after flood, 2012 and 2013. They also show peeks of the 2 homes on either side prior to elevation and remodel:

Photo #1 – 1998 before flood:

Summer 1998 before flood. 541 River Rd. and peek of Craig's house to right. Shawn's work truck and our BMW.

Summer 1998 before flood. 541 River Rd. and peek of Craig’s house to right. Shawn’s work truck and our BMW.

Photo #2 – Winter 1998 after flood:

541 River Rd with peek of 535 River Rd at left, after 1998 flood. All photos by Vicki Wees.

541 River Rd with peek of 535 River Rd at left, after 1998 flood. All photos by Vicki Wees.

Photo #3 – 2012 After Joan S. elevated house:

2012. 541 River Rd. after Joan S. elevated house and completed remodel.

2012. 541 River Rd. after Joan S. elevated house and completed remodel.

2013 Joan spent her final years in the home she loved. 541 River Rd.

2013 Joan spent her final years in the home she loved. 541 River Rd.

 

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