Like many of their contemporaries. the main floors of the two cottages at the rear of the property were originally about six feet above ground level, with the ground floor used for storage.
Here, you can see the cottages have been supported in their original posiitons. and the soil dug away to accommodate a basement parking level. The badly deteriorated ground floor structure has been removed from both cottages and will be replaced with new living spaces. The new plaza level over the garage will be a little less than half-way up the stilts.