Mike CreatoClassic Aviators

When beach erosion threatened to tumble a 9-year-old luxury home into the ocean south of Chappaquiddick Island last spring, the property owner called in a team of experts—Buffalo–based International Chimney Corp. (ICC) and Expert House Movers, of Virginia Beach—that had previously joined forces to move other massive structures, including several historic lighthouses.

ICC project manager Tyler Finkle notes that the job involved moving four structures: the main house, a two-story garage, a guest house, and a house on an abutting parcel that had to be moved to make space for the first three. Because the basement of the main house was finished—amenities included a movie theater and a bowling alley—the decision...

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