January 18, 2014 will go down in the Eide history books as a day to remember! It was the day George and Sharon’s house burned down. East Pierce Fire and Rescue were at the scene for hours to put the flames out, but none of the house remained. Mission accomplished!
Let us take you back to the year 2007, when the Eide’s first found their waterfront piece of property but not their dream home. They knew the location was a dream come true but the house was not. George being the quality homebuilder/remodeler that he is didn’t see that as an obstacle. He would make their dream home come true. But “life happens” and the timing would be a few years down the road. They have spent their lives helping others change and improve their homes as the founding owners of Renewal Remodels and Additions. Now the time has come to fit their family of grown children and grandchildren along with the lifestyle they enjoy into their dream home. Their home will be a place designed to entertain, relax and retire. With a CAPS designations (Certified Aging in Place Specialist) attention to detail and planning will also give them the ability to live in their home long term.
Back to January 18, 2014. Architectural plans in hand it was time to begin. George and Sharon gathered with their family and on a sunny, cold Northwest Saturday and watched the day long process of the East Pierce County Fire Rescue Department burn their home for practice and drills. (Read more about donating a home for fire practice here.)
Stay tuned and follow along as we navigate through the process of building a home from the ground up, and making decisions within the constraints of a budget. Watch as an award-winning remodeler turns his dreams into reality.
Friends, family and neighbors gathered to watch the drills.
George and Sharon watching the final parts of the home burn.
View of the house.
Photos as the frame is consumed and the structure collapses.
George and Sharon’s family & grandchildren.