• Cottage Style Comfort
  • Wrap around Porch with a Portico to the Detached Carriage House
  • View of the Back

Milwaukee Way Construction

Downsizing Project

This project began when our clients wanted to downsize into a close in urban cottage to fit their current needs. With a general vision, the clients searched extensively for that practical property that fit the need, the location and the orientation to support the vision. Given that the piece of land that would be chosen would have its own character, setting, and features a custom build would be the only answer to realize the vision. Once the land was found and purchased, the real value of T M Grace Builders was fully put on display. Land purchases come with their own specifics, from survey, soil study and tree work, to lead and asbestos abatement, to the removal of the old structure, to the excavation and custom foundation preparation given the soil condition. All these details were handled with abplumb and skill. Their skill was also demostrated in the permitting process with only two minor issues needing to be addressed for the permitting authority. Close coordination with the builder and homeowners was experienced in every step of the way through design and the beginning of construction. This property was originally built on in the early 1960ís and will now see a new cottage style home come to life over the spring.