“Now You See it . . . Now, You Don’t”
When I last blogged about this home in St. Louis Park’s Fern Hill neighborhood, the (new) owner was in the process of relocating their garage from the south side of their property — where it backed up to busy 26th Street — to the much quieter west side. See, “Garage/Driveway ‘Switcheroo.'”
The transformation required tearing down the old garage; building a brand new one; ripping up the old, concrete driveway (above); pouring a brand new driveway on the west side of the home; and re-landscaping the entire yard.
The last step?
Putting up a brand new, six-foot privacy fence (below).
Estimated cost for all of the above: $50k, easy.
On top of all that, the owner would have had to get permission from the City of St. Louis Park to switch their curb cut, to accommodate the new driveway.
P.S.: the reason I know about the house is because I sold it to a previous owner.