“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.



About the author

Ross Kaplan has 19+ years experience selling real estate all over the Twin Cities. He is also a 12-time consecutive "Super Real Estate Agent," as determined by Mpls. - St. Paul Magazine and Twin Cities Business Magazine. Prior to becoming a Realtor, Ross was an attorney (corporate law), CPA, and entrepreneur. He holds an economics degree from Stanford.

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