Maintaining a Historic Feel

We have  recently completed the whole house renovation project we’ve been working on in the historic university neighborhood in Chapel Hill.  This home was just waiting for the right owners,  who had the vision – and the patience to bring this majestic home back to life. By updating the plumbing, electrical, and hvac components, modifying the master bedroom suite, and adding on a new kitchen and screened porch area,  this hous ... Read full post »

Finishing the Kitchen!

The custom kitchen cabinets went in this week. Installing these too were tricky, owing to the curved south wall. But they are solidly built and look terrific. Diane is an artist and has been doing this for many years. I’m giving two and a half weeks to get the interior trim and stairs in. We’re simultaneously installing the ceramic tile and most of itshould be in at the end of this week. We’re also templating for the granite ... Read full post »

Interior Trim & Flooring on the Curved House

We’ve started interior trim this week after installing the heartpine floor over Christmas week. The heartpine layout is tricky: there are “rays” coming off the north wall and extending across the great room to the more expansive south wall. They’re layed out approximately every 5’ where we’ve installed steel columns that support the elevated walkway on the north side. Then we infilled perpendicularly between the rays. The fl ... Read full post »