We worked closely with our clients to transform their house into a true Victorian home. After years of neglect, this house had a whole lot of wear and tear in addition to having been carved up into apartments at some point in time.  Due to the massive scale of this project and since our clients were not living in the home at the time, we first tackled the interior renovations so that they could move in afterwards, and then circled back a few years later to complete the exterior.

Interior Renovations:
While the layout of the downstairs remained the same for the most point, we did make a couple of changes with doorways to create an entertaining space our clients desired. The kitchen was completely gutted and then we added new custom cabinetry with quartz countertops for both the kitchen and the adjoining butler's pantry.  As a focal point in the kitchen, my clients selected a copper hood with green glass tiles below as a backsplash.  We also completely renovated both bathrooms with new tile and fixtures and throughout the house updated the plumbing, electrical, repainted all surfaces, and refinished the hardwood floors.  All of the trim was replicated to match what was left of the original which is a nod to the late 1800's era of the home. The homeowners chose all of the design elements of this project to reflect their love for color and a Victorian style. 

Exterior Renovations:
This home sits on a prominent corner in the neighborhood and was in desperate need of some TLC.  The carpenters started by removing but saving the porch columns and handrails so that they could completely replace the porch flooring system down to the joists.  Once the new pine tongue and groove flooring was installed, the columns and handrails were reinstalled.  The carpenters then worked their way around the entire house making any repairs to the cedar shakes, siding, and trim where needed.  The cedar shakes on this house have a distinct pattern so they were careful to replicate that pattern for all of the replacements shingles.  We then had a brick mason come in and repoint the brick foundation as needed and then it was time for the painters to work their magic.  They spent almost a month doing the hard prep work before starting on the paint job.   My clients chose a rich green with blue undertones for the body of the house, a creamy white for the trim, and a dark red with brown undertones for the window washes and brick foundation.  The color combination is stunning and this house now lives up to her Victorian roots.

With athe many shades of paint, we're green with envy.

“We worked with Heather through two phases of renovation on our historic, Victorian home. Heather has always been prompt, reliable, communicative and organized.”

Zack and Stephanie


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