Full Home Remodel: Back to Life

Charlotte, NC

Architect/Designer: Charlotte In-Vironments
Photographer: GrayScale Services
Categories & Options: Remodels, Historic Renovations
Overview Awards

This project was a full home remodel and restoration.  Built in the 1920's, this frame house was found to be in a state of disrepair as the project unfolded.  The new owners desired to keep the basic traditional architectural styling and details, but wanted an improved floorplan to better fit today‚Äôs lifestyle. 

The basic 4-square home was retained with a large central foyer and flanking living and dining rooms.  The kitchen, breakfast room and dining room were opened up to allow for a more open plan for living.  The new kitchen maintains the vintage character of the home, but with updated appliances, countertops and a focal point custom hood.  The original staircase was completely restored and continues to be the showpiece of the home.

There had been a rear entry stoop which was an enclosed but unconditioned space.  With the garage and parking at the back of the home, a new rear foyer and covered stoop were designed to enhance the home's outdoor living spaces and provide a drop zone inside the house.

The entire lot was evaluated for access for family and friends and entertaining.  The new front entry has a circular driveway and new landscaping.  The rear entry now has a large patio for entertaining.  On the exterior, rotten wood and peeling paint were repaired, and the front stoop columns were replaced.

The renovation returns this home to its original prominence and saved it from becoming another tear-down.

2018 Contractor of the Year Awards Hosted by NARI of Greater Charlotte - Residential Historical Renovation Over $250,000

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