This house hadn’t had a single alteration to it in almost 50 years making it a candidate for a complete gut. However, one of the challenge for this project was that the design concept included removing, restoring and returning all of the quarter sawn oak doors and trim work. We stripped the house down to the stud walls, excavated the basement, and properly disposed of the asbestos.
New design elements included removing structural walls between the kitchen, dining room and enclosing the old rear porch. Also turning a bedroom into the master en suite. New electrical, plumbing, drains, HVAC, and insulation on exterior walls/roof created value. The hardwood on the second floor was saved and refinished. Other features included a drain water heat recovery pipe, new roofing, cabinetry, lighting, landscaping, electrifying and converting the detached garage into a outdoor dining room and shed, and a restored front porch.