Historic District Renovation/Addition in Chapel Hill

We are very excited to be starting a new project in the historic district of Chapel Hill near UNC. This project poses a lot of exciting challenges. The project includes the construction of a three story addition, with two car garage below, plus remodeling and renovation work to the existing home. When this renovation is completed it will feature a new high energy efficiency HVAC unit installed by Duggins Mechanical, spray foam insulation by Insulating, Inc and energy efficient windows. The multi-level addition will include a new kitchen, master bedroom suite and a third floor office/studio space. If this was not a large enough challenge we will be putting the two car garage beneath the present first floor. This will require installation of helical piers to support the existing foundation as we dig down to create space for the garage. We are very pleased to be working in conjunction with Jim Spencer in Carrboro on this project. Here is a picture of the garage / addition area prior to construction.

Here you can see the installation of the helical piers. Helical Piers

The existing foundation can be seen here, above the new footings. Helical Piers

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Whole House Renovation Complete!

This whole house custom renovation has been such a wonderful project.  The owner's are happy with the results and so are we.  It took tremendous vision and patience to see this house ...

transform into this one!

In addition to staying on schedule and within the budget, using the right subcontractors is a substantial challenge on any project.   Oscar Benavides and his crew were particularly key partners in this project.    After the master suite addition was framed, and the home was demo'd down to the studs,  Oscar and his crew installed and finished the drywall,  painted,  installed the  ceramic tile,  and installed and finished the hardwood flooring.  Having a conscientious subcontractor that can  handle several aspects of a complex project like this one can be an enormous advantage.

HGTV’s Beyond the Box

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Funky Farmhouse and More Episode HBBOX-102 Head to North Carolina, where a couple built a high-tech farmhouse with a Far East theme. Then, travel to Colorado, where a family of five reinvented the concept of a log home, while another couple designed their home to maximize the beautiful views. Finally, see a simple, elegantly designed home in California with an interior inspired by a Japanese tea house.

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