House of the Week: Madeover Geddes home built in 1962.
Originally published in The Post-Standard Homes Section on Sunday October 15, 2017, by JohnathanCroyle firstname.lastname@example.org, Photos by Michelle McGrady, Contributing photographer.
GEDDES – Michael J. Luber, owner of Luber Associates, Inc., has more than 20 years of experience in home repair and remodeling.
The certified graduate remodeler began purchasing homes to be remodeled for resale about seven years ago. His goal is to purchase older homes, remodel them, and then “offer them to young families with children.” He has strict criteria for the homes he chooses to work on. “They have to be a Colonial, two-story home, with two- and-a-half baths, and a two-car garage,” he said.
The house at 415 Blueberry Lane in Geddes, built in 1962, was a perfect candidate for him “to work his magic.” (It is his 11th such project.)
“And as a bonus it has two fireplaces, with two unique mantles,” Luber added. He got right to work tearing down walls and replacing what needed to be. Besides the nuts-and-bolts improvements, Luber wanted to create an “extremely well-planned and well-thought out home with future functionality.”
Outside he replaced the shutters, doors and garage oor. He painted the front of the house, added maintenance-free vinyl hand rails, and all-new energy-e cient, silver-lined replacement windows by Andersen. The plumbing was replaced, as was the furnace. In the interior of the home, walls were removed to create “an amazing floor plan.”
New oak flooring and six-inch recessed LED lighting was put in throughout the house, as was a first-floor laundry room, and a rst- oor bedroom with an adjacent half bath- room to create a great guest suite.
The kitchen was completely redone and now features a ceramic backsplash, beveled counters, under-cabinet lighting and 36-inch white cabinetry with soft-closing hard- ware.
Luber describes the new master suite as “stunning,” and has a huge bathroom featuring a four-foot shower unit with glass doors, comfort-high vanities with Corian counters and a six-foot wide mirror.
The bedroom has a twelve-foot deep walk-in closet.
The walk-out basement has been remodeled with wood-accented wood ooring and a “neat” replace with a marble hearth.
To sum up in the home in one phrase, Luber calls it: “A phenomenal valued house, sold at a fair market price by a professional remodeler, who only does things the right way.”