Overview: This 1890s home required enhancement and restructuring to make it representative of its period style and to conform with the beauty of its historic Fairmount neighborhood.
Challenge: Vinyl siding was the big detractor as was the absence of a garage. Plus, the home’s location close to a major intersection made for a troublesome entrance and exit to and from the property.
Solution: We designed a relocated driveway that would be built away from the busy corner and a detached two-car garage with a full walkout basement below it and in a style similar to a carriage house of yesteryear. We replaced the front porch with a gazebo style corner porch that connected the front door to the mudroom side entrance. We embellished the existing house with brackets, new shake shingle siding and slate style asphalt roof shingles to coordinate with the new garage and a sloped backyard with stonework that matched the structural stonework at the front of the house and garage for an overall classic home statement.
This home won a historic preservation award.