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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 house was turned into a home with the best of both worlds!
One of the challenges to updating a home in the historic district, is bringing it up to current building codes without losing the special feeling and design aspects of the original home. In addition to salvaging much of the interior and exterior trim details, the bathtubs, and the hardwood flooring - one important way we were able to maintain the historic feel of this 1930's home was to re-use as much as possible of the original stair railings. As is often the case in historic homes, the existing railings were too low for current building codes. The solution was to build ornate extensions to the structural posts, replace the shorter pickets with custom code length replicas. and re-use the decorative top rail.
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The use of wainscoting, around the built-in benches in the eating area, plus plenty of natural light adds to the many special qualities of this custom kitchen.
The energy efficient stainless steel appliances, custom cabinets, and unique counter tops also help to give this kitchen an updated modern feel.
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Here you can see the installation of the helical piers.
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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.