Welcome Home: Dicola Family Dream House

George to the Rescue transforms the Dicola family’s house into a dream home.

In 2001, Jimmy Dicola bought a small home in Brook Heights, NY with big plans to make it a Dream Home for his wife, Tracey and two girls, Natalie and Dayna. Unfortunately Jimmy’s vision never became a reality as he was diagnosed with cancer and passed away shortly thereafter.

Tracey and her daughters’ greatest wish for their home was to have a place to spend more time together as a family. In a world that seems to become busier and busier, I find their request for a dinner table where they could share meals at the end of the day to be refreshing.

To make the “little house with a lot of love” feel bigger without expanding its footprint, George Oliphant of George to the Rescue works with co-contractor Stephen Fanuka and architect Gordon Kahn to open up the home’s floorplan. The key, according to Kahn, is to “create borrowed light and space from one room to another, while at the same time, maintaining articulated spaces.”

The George to the Rescue team completes an amazing transformation. Afterwards, Coldwell Banker asked the Dicola Family to describe what “Home Sweet Home” means to them. Tracey puts it best when she says “home is definitely where the heart is.”

Want to see the complete episode?  Watch the full segment of George to the Rescue: The Dicola Family Dream House.

Welcome home, Dicola family!

Victoria Lee is the Brand Engagement Manager with Coldwell Banker Real Estate. She grew up in New Jersey, before attending the University of Miami and still remains a proud 'Cane. Going back to her roots, she currently lives in Hoboken, NJ where she enjoys runs along the Hudson and eating at great restaurants. A true francophile, she loves to travel and will go anywhere there are ski slopes.