Alamo Heights renovation project expands when part of the 1934 house collapses
Sarah Moench September 26, 2022 5 min read
Home renovations rarely go exactly as expected. Melanie and Thomas Tucker’s planned renovation of the three-bedroom, three-bath Alamo Heights home they bought in February not only fell victim to “mission creep,” it also uncovered structural shortcomings that caused a corner of the house to collapse. A project initially budgeted to cost $65,000 eventually topped $150,000.
While planning their move to Alamo Heights from Wenatchee, Wash., to be closer to family, the couple thought they’d only have to renovate the bathrooms. They planned to spruce up the rest of the charming, 1934 house with fresh paint and other cosmetic touches.