Although, to the average person, the idea of moving a house seems daunting, to the people who do it for a living, it’s a piece of cake. House movers can move houses with chimneys as-well-as all stone or brick facades. It is all about taking it slow and knowing what you are doing. The house must be supported by steel beams and timbers anywhere there was weight being borne on the foundation or by posts in the basement. The house must also be braced against movement and any kind of stress while it is being moved or placed on its new foundation.
The home shown in the photographs is the core of a new home which will be built about 100 yards uphill from its original location. The owners decided to recycle the existing home that they had come to love and place it in a spot on their property that takes advantage of the views and affords greater privacy.