About The Alameda House:
The main living space of the house is a whopping 886 square feet ( 82 square meters) with 2 bedrooms and 1 bathroom. It was originally a 1 bedroom house around 800 square feet but an addition for the second bedroom was built around 1919.The footprint of the house is 20 feet wide by 40 feet long with a bump-out in the back around 10 by 10.
The lot is a little over 3500 square feet or 0.08 of an acre, which is a good size for this neighborhood. It is a narrow but deep lot, around 22 feet wide and 160 feet deep.
We purchased it in November 2006 as a major fixer. It had 20 to 30 years worth of differed maintenance and needed a lot of love.
Although the neighbors think I work in the construction trades, during the week I work in business intelligence for a medical device company. You can view my professional profile on LinkedIn here. Ever since I was a kid I have been building things or taking them apart. This has resulted in a DIY Frenzy.
Mary is a full time mother as well as project manager, scheduler, researcher, buyer, and hammer swinger for the DIY projects. In her spare time she runs a consulting business specializing in sales operations and Salesforce.com CRM implementations. You can visit her LinkedIn profile here.
Zachary is eager to learn the ways of DIY and tries to help in each one of our projects. Due to his enthusiasm, we do most of the dangerous/messy projects during his nap-time or while one of us takes him to the park.