Historic Star Island Home Gets Lifted From The Ground Using Hydraulic Dollies



90-year old 27 Star Island has been lifted and moved to make way for a new construction. The Walter DeGarmo home was lifted with 12 hydraulic dollies to be moved to a new area of the lot and will then later be connected to the new building that’ll be constructed soon.

“We are real excited to be at this point with the project,” said project manager Mark Jansheski.

Built in 1924, this Mediterranean-style home has been an icon for Star Island. The home is looking good for being 90 years old. Once it reaches its new spot, it’ll connect to the garage and be restored. Behind it will be a new home.

“It’s a rather large lot and we have the ability to have both preservation of the original home and build a new home on the waterfront,” said Jansheski.

The process to move such a massive structure takes hours. It’s a slow and steady process.

“We already rotated the building 90 degrees to get it headed this direction,” said Tom Doyle with Flint and Doyle Structural Movers.

“It’s a wireless remote that controls the wheels of the building,” said Doyle, who is in charge of moving the home.

Behind the DeGarmo home will be a 17,000-square-foot contemporary home, but it’s not for sale.

Big Mula.

[via Local 10]


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