Built in 1900 ~ Renovated in 2016
After having sat vacant for a number of years followed by a tree knocking off the front porch, this grand house had become a blight to the neighborhood.
At just under 3,800 sq. ft., The Cecil House stands boldly on a prominent corner in Hampton Heights and was in need of a lot of TLC. In addition to some neglect over the years, a large tree limb fell on the front of the house and completely knocked off the entire front porch. It sat vacant, and porchless, for a few years which caused the City to deem it condemned. After going through the foreclosure process, and a bidding war once listed for sale, we were excited, and honored, to be the lucky ones to be able to bring this beauty back to her former glory.
Immediately we cleared off or trimmed up much of the overgrown trees and shrubs, removed two large trees, and took down the dilapidated fence around the back yard. We then shifted our focus to the front porch where the brick work was repaired, and then we removed the rotten porch flooring and replaced with pine tongue and groove to match the original as closely as possible. Next on the to-do list was to rebuild the front porch working off of the only picture we had showing how it looked before. The contractors did a wonderful job and were great at paying attention to the small details. We then had the entire exterior of the house prepped and painted while we focused on refinishing the doors and hardware. Once all of the exterior renovations were complete, we were able to sell the home to a couple who took on the interior renovations themselves and are happily living in this beautiful home today.
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