Goal: Turn 3-unit multi-family house into one happy, cohesive single family home.
Timeline: This project would typically take about 6 months, but due to mild unforeseen delays it took just under 9 months from start to finish.
Cost: Final costs approached $250,000.
Background and Goals
But when Erin and Bob inherited this home, they decided it was time to revert the house to an improved version of its past self, to a single-family home once again. They chose this home as their “forever home”, a spacious, cozy place to continue raising their two children and, eventually, retire in.
So that was the plan: turn three separate living spaces in a historic home into one cohesive family home, adding modern structural improvements while preserving the home’s rich history.
Work Done and Materials Used
We had to use a high velocity air conditioning system along with the current radiant heat and boiler system they already had. The high velocity system allowed for us to run a lot of the duct work needed in small cavities and avoid building bulkheads and taking up precious floor space.
Because this house was built of stone and plaster walls, it was a lot easier to hide slight imperfections when it was originally built. But not anymore. So we went through the entire house to level floors and walls and make sure everything was square for our finishes to come out as expected.
The second floor now has 3 bedrooms with a master suite and another full bath, second floor laundry room, along with the rooftop deck. The third floor has a new drybar, office, and sitting room with a full bathroom as well.