This 1940s lath and plaster home had great charm that needed to be expressed in a more modern way. A minor repair job led to the clients’ desire to capture unused space in the basement and then to a redesign of the entire floor plan and the majority of the living spaces.
Much of the home’s original charm was preserved, such as plaster-arched doorways, openings and walls, and original top-nail oak floors were carefully repaired and added to with wood to match the old look. All new plumbing, electrical and heating was installed, along with cutting the foundation to make new basement bedrooms code compliant. Communication with the owners, who lived 1500 miles away, was conducted successfully by phone, email and pictures to ensure they got exactly what they wanted.