From the very begining I was intending to add a garage with an upstairs apartment to the back of the building. Eventually. When I discovered the back wall was rotten beyond patching and the brick facade crumbling, 'eventually' got bumped up to 'NOW'.
Here Steve and Joel are setting the foundation wall. We elected to use these foam concrete forms.
Steve setting one of the garage roof joists that will be the apartment floor.
Joel setting the joist next to the old wall.
The view above the bathroom. The whole ceiling will be removed and the room remodeled. The volume shown, along with some where the 'roof' is, will become part of the apartment. Lots of work.