The Clients wanted to preserve the integrity and character of this historic Building, originally constructed as a quadruplex around 1915.  They wanted to maintain the original Architect’s exterior elements including the screened-in porches, white wood paneling and pilasters, red brick veneer, keystones, lintels and metal roof.

Zoning restrictions and the presence of lead based paint and asbestos containing materials impacted the budget and delayed timelines.  Ultimately, hazardous materials were properly removed and/or abated and zoning restrictions were removed to allow this architecturally responsible and historically sensitive renovation to occur.

Renovations included nominal structural repairs, repointing brick masonry, repairs and replacements for existing plaster/ drywall ceilings, wood framed partitions, new flooring, painting.  Restoration and repair of designated to remain doors, windows, trim and hardware, including refurbishing two clawfoot tubs and complete replacement of mechanical, plumbing and electrical systems was accomplished.  The project successfully modernized this 20th century structure into a 21st century contemporary finished duplex apartment Building, an aesthetic upgrade to the neighborhood and the community.