TN residents build their dream house

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When someone buys a home, it is usually considered a personal investment for an individual. When an existing home is expanded, it is a sure sign of investment in the community.

Wendy DeTiberiis, and her husband Dennis, decided to purchase the home next door to their property on Revere Avenue near the corner of Lafayette Avenue, and build their dream house, rather than moving out of the community they have grown to love. They have lived at the location for 25 years.

The new property combines a 30” by 100” lot with a second 50” by 100” lot to create a 4,500 sf home, with a two car garage and all of the amenities one could wish for.

The DeTiberiis’ have already knocked down the house next door to them, and are now in the process of creating a large 1-family that the proud homeowners say is out of this world. 

“I have been here for 25 years, my kids are here, and they are not going anywhere,” DeTiberiis said. “We were looking into purchasing the gentleman’s house next door for a long time, and he finally sold it to us four years ago.”

After acquiring the piece of property next door, DeTiberiis was put through an ordeal after a rouge contractor, going by the name Carrion Construction, took money to demolish the house next door and then disappeared. The money paid to the contractor was never recovered.

A new contractor, Chris Ferrante, was selected for demolition, and now construction has commenced with the framework handled aptly by Joey Torrioni of Ropes Avenue Construction.

DeTiberiis, who has three grown sons, all of whom live in Throggs Neck, said her favorite part of the new home  design is that the staircase linking the first floor to the second has a crescent-shaped design, with translucent glass blocks welcoming the sunlight.

The new home will have central air, radiant heat, a fireplace in the kitchen, a deck off the kitchen, and a huge dining area. A large recreation room with a big-screen TV, and pool and ping-pong tables are planned for the basement.

“Every day I see more and more work getting done, and it is very exciting,” DeTiberiis noted. “Some people have told me that I will never get my money back on the improvements I am making. What they don’t understand is that I plan on dying in this house – Throggs Neck will be my home for the rest of my life.”

DeTiberiis is keen on Throggs Neck, and feels that this community is perfect for this type of reinvestment.

“I absolutely love this community,” DeTiberiis said. “We have tree-lined streets, and I live in a residential area, but if there is anything I need, all I have to do is walk around the corner to E. Tremont Avenue,.”

Updated 5:29 pm, October 21, 2011
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